Loved being abroad, didn't love the program Past Review

By (Economics, Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/10/2015 to 06/12/2015 with

University of Cambridge, Pembroke College: Cambridge - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I made great friends when I was abroad and learned a lot about living in another country. Being abroad was worthwhile, although I do not think the program was necessarily what made it worthwhile.

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.

* 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? 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? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The other people in my program
* What could be improved?
  • Flexibility and responsiveness of administration
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that the program was not going to be very academically rigorous. I went because I thought that I would be getting a "true Cambridge experience" but I think my experience was far from it.