An experience every day I wish I could go back to and stay in forever Past Review

By (Villanova) - abroad from 01/09/2013 to 06/01/2013 with

Swansea University: Swansea - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about myself and how to put things in perspective. It caused me to take a step back and think about what I want out of life. It was more than worthwhile Without this experience, I don't know where I would be

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Best part of being abroad was the Student Village Housing. It allowed me to make lasting friends...amazing

* Food:

It was nice having a kitchen

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The housing situation allowed me to feel like a local

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

They helped me right away

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Swansea is super affordable compared to London and other European cities.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • People
  • Student Village
  • Clubs and activities
* What could be improved?
  • Not a lot
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew I could have transferred here because if I knew before I left, I would have definitely transferred to Swansea

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.