I wish this was my full uni experience January 10, 2022

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/05/2021 to 12/11/2021 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It made me very seriously interested in graduate school

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?

amenities very run down but the rooms themselves were fine

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

very little exposure to full time cambridge students since our schedules were so different

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

n/a i had no experience

* Safety:

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)

it was easy for me but also budget was not an issue

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? approx 500


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local 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?
  • academics
  • local environment
* What could be improved?
  • explanation of the intricacies of the programmed
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? none

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!