Leicester Past Review

By (Music Therapy, Illinois State University) - abroad from 10/01/2012 to 12/14/2012 with

University of Leicester: Leicester - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned so much about how other countries view America.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Very intensive teaching. They don't have gen eds. so professors expect you to perform like each subject is your major.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very unorganized and slow. The only plus side is that everyone is extremely friendly.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Difficult move in. Everything about housing was slow and unorganized. I didn't have ANY internet connection for weeks.

* Food:

The food is okay. Not much options and the times to eat are very limited.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't plan on drinking


* 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
* 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?
  • Getting to travel
  • Meeting international students
  • The semester started in October
* What could be improved?
  • Timeliness with everything
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have known how hard classes were going to be so I could choose wisely when picking them.