Alright, but did not live up to my abroad experience Past Review

By (Math, The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 10/08/2012 to 01/25/2013 with

University of Bristol: Bristol - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Being an international student was a bit tough, it took extra effort to "fit in". Traveling was a great fun and so convenient.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Class was not too interesting. Professors were friendly but not too involved in students' learning.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Orientation was helpful, but registration for study abroad students was confusing and troublesome.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Received my first choice of housing.

* Food:

Potatoes. Every. Single. Day.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

English people are nice but aloof.

* 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? No


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Traveling
  • Other international students
* What could be improved?
  • Class selection
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Registration for classes.