Best 4 months of my life Past Review

By (middle level education, University of Leicester) - abroad from 01/25/2012 to 05/19/2012 with

University of Leicester: Leicester - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I have a greater knowledge of myself and the world. It was the best experience that I could have ever done.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The study abroad office did little after the initial welcome

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I felt like we had traditional english food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt like we were integrated into the English culture extremely well

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had no problems, but other study abroad students that I knew had great service.

* Safety:

I never felt unsafe.

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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? Yes
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? around $50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? spend wisely. make sure to only buy the essentials in your host country and buy gifts in other countries. but make sure to take momentos from your country as well


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

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • I liked the about of time to travel
  • I loved having classes with local students
  • i loved england!
* What could be improved?
  • more scheduled socials
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Just get through the first 2 weeks of homesickness and it becomes the best experience of your life.