Leicester: Most Changing Experience Past Review

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University of Leicester: Leicester - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Definitely worthwhile. I grew up a lot, but I wish I was in a bigger city with more to do.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Very different curriculum from the US. Sort of hard to adapt to.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Expectations met.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Very bland but interesting.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

London Tour

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe except it was a 45 min. walk from campus, therefore if you were at the library till midnight you need to take a taxi back because bus stops running at 11pm.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Budget wisely.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

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?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • People
  • Travel
* What could be improved?
  • Wish I could have been near a bigger city