Great exposure to different cultures. Past Review

By (Accounting and Related Services., 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 had never been out of the US before, so it was very different to be around people from other countries all of the time. Because of that, I learned a lot about other cultures and made a lot of friends from other countries. It was 100% worthwhile to see the world from a different perspective, everyone should do it.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* 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? 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $120
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The meal plan that the U of Manchester offers is good for lunch, but all of the dining halls that accept the money are closed by 4 pm, so plan on cooking yourself dinner and going out to eat a lot.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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?
  • Meeting people
  • Traveling
* What could be improved?
  • Living arrangements
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had known that classes are arranged a lot differently in Manchester, in that students only take classes in their major. This meant that a lot of the classes that I didn't expect to be challenging required more work than I expected.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.