AMAZING! Past Review

By (Business Administration, Management and Operations., Bentley University) - abroad from 09/13/2012 to 12/14/2012 with

University of Manchester: Manchester - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I met so many amazing people and got to travel so much! I learned so much about the UK and Europe as a whole, it was worthwhile!

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.

I took a lot of introduction class so they weren't as rigorous as the classes i took that were higher levels

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The exchange student program is so large that you dont get a lot of personalized help but Sarah Bloor sends lots of helpful emails and will help you immediately if there is any issues

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Flats were clean and friendly

* Food:

Lived in a non catered hall-my flat had a kitchen so I made my own food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Lived with regular UoM students so got to know the culture a lot better than if living with other exchange students

* 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? 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)

Exchange rate is 1.6 so its very expensive!

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 275 per week including travel
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? if you are taking trips to other countries plan in advance-so much cheaper to book tickets months or weeks ahead of time


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local 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?
  • People
  • Travel
  • Culture
* What could be improved?
  • More guidance when you arrive
  • possible Bentley or American group trips
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? that i had nothing to worry about

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.