Best 4 months ever Past Review

By (Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate)., Illinois State University) - abroad from 01/23/2013 to 05/17/2013 with

University of Leicester: Leicester - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I LOVE Leicester. I have learned so much by being here. The best part of the semester, though, was the 5 week break which I spent backpacking. It may me experience so many different cultures which i enjoyed so much. The reason I wouldn't choose Leicester again is nothing against the school or program itself, I would just prefer to go to a school that provides me a more unique experience. Basically, I felt that Leicester, and England as a whole, often reminded me too much of the US and that I wasn't really being exposed to other cultures.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

very low intensity, just a lot of papers. If you know how to balance your work, its great.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I love Highgrove house!

* Food:

Just wish there was lunch! The food is decent, nothing special but not gross either.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

My housemates were from England.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not personally need any health care, but my friends experiences were not pleasant

* 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)

just need to buy food for lunch & tickets to the clubs/drinks if you decide to go 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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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • 5 week break (spring)
  • student's union
  • housing
* What could be improved?
  • food
  • more support while abroad from leicester
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I with I knew that I would spend way more money than expected, but thats okay. And I wish I knew how great the night life can be so I brought more going out clothes! Other than that, I felt pretty prepared.

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!