Excellent classes and travel, but socially not my thing Past Review

By (ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS., The College of William and Mary) - abroad from 09/17/2013 to 12/19/2012 with

University of Exeter: Exeter - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I am glad I went because I had wanted to go since I was 15. Socially the student life was not my favorite. Exeter is definitely a party school, with clubbing on weeknights and excessive drinking.

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I absolutely loved one of my classes. The other one had a misleading course description but turned out okay.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Cooked for myself, food not provided. My cooking is mediocre and irrelevant to this feedback form.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I needed a refill of a prescription and they gave me three months' worth for free. The health center was very friendly and helpful.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? around 20 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? I saved around $5000 to prepare for studying abroad, and thanks to that I was able to travel to five different countries outside of England, buy a Britrail and Eurail pass, and live in youth hostels. Working three jobs at once was worth it! Traveling is the best part so don't spend as much on food and going out!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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?
  • the classes
  • traveling off-campus and abroad
* What could be improved?
  • the student life
  • rude people
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That Exeter is a party school. I thought the Reves Center was misleading in its advertisement of Exeter as a school with more of an academic focus.

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!