Traveling alone reveals a lot about yourself June 08, 2017

By (Truman State University) - abroad from 01/03/2017 to 04/06/2017 with

Truman State University / CCIS: Ormskirk - Study Abroad at Edge Hill University

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Travel skills, money management lessons, learned in frivolous with money, how to communicate with basic English (it's different than just speaking it), how to use public transportation, I like traveling alone, it's easy to make friends but hard to make good friends

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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

I had a great expirence and felt well taken care of.

Finances

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 350
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan your trips early to get good deals on flights! Bring snacks when you travel, granola bars are key.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* 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?
  • Simple
  • Covered all the necessities
  • I never had any problems with it
* What could be improved?
  • Wouldn't
  • Improve
  • Anything
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing, I knew the whole living in a foreign country and traveling all the time was going to be a crapshoot from the beginning. The program was nice in that it took care of all the "behind the scenes" aspects like health care.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.