Best summer ever! Past Review

By (Pontificia Universidade Catolica Do Rio De Janiero) - abroad from 07/04/2016 to 07/22/2016 with

University College London (UCL): London - UCL Summer School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Apart of my english improvement, I gain a lot of new knowledge and I'd explored my professional area in different ways! Was totally worthwhile! I recommend to everyone!

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?

* 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

UCL offered an amazing experience! The supportive team was incredible! Everyone was available to help all the students and the course structure was the best one! The university was beautiful, everything was well organized so because of that I hadn't any problem! The fact that classes were small made it all perfect! I had the chance to make real friends from all over the world!


* 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? More or less like 100 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy your tickets for nightclubs earlier, don't drink too much, and wait for promotions!!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

My english improved a lot, I can not tell how much this was good for me!

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Advanced
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Make friends from different nationalities! Do not stay only with people from your own country! Otherwise you won't practice so much!

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The diversity of students, from all over the world
  • The course structure that was too exigent but at the same time obligated us to me dedicated
  • The fact that was in London, the best city in the world
* What could be improved?
  • Maybe all the classes could be settled in the morning
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I should have done this before!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.