We found love and a new home in Bristol Past Review

By (Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft., The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 09/22/2014 to 01/14/2015 with

University of Bristol: Bristol - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I found a new love and excitement for my major, as well a city I plan to move back to. Beyond worthwhile

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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?

I loved the location of the student accommodation I was in, the Rackhay, however there were a lot of repairs that needed to be fixed and the office was slow to do so. I would highly recommend this accommodation

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Bristol is like a mini Austin, cool friendly people

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?


* Safety:

Like any city there are areas to avoid but overall I felt extremely safe in Bristol

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)

Bristol is a very student friendly city and this is reflected in its prices

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50-75 USD
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy bedding once there, our recommended online provider from the university sent bedding that did not fit any study abroad students bed, plus its would have been cheaper to just have bought it from primark. Poundland is a great place to by dishes/cleaning/food on a budget


* 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
  • Other
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Education
  • Friends
  • Amazing city
* What could be improved?
  • Communication about class avaliability
  • Student with disabilities relations
  • Preparation for housing repairs
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Not to be worried, we hear how much the rest of the world hates Americans but this city embraced me and my study abroad peers from all over the world. This city is diverse and accepting of people from all backgrounds

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.