The best experience of my life!!!! Past Review

By (University of Northern Iowa) - abroad from 05/12/2016 to 05/26/2016 with

University of Northern Iowa: Capstone in England and Ireland

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about technology and how different it is in other societies! They have solar trees in London to help charge cell phones in public, public gardens, and recycling in restaurants! How cool!

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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.

The class was just right! It was not too hard and did not require a lot of time so I still had time for my other classes.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

We weren't hosted in any houses but our hotels and hostels were very nice and got us what we needed

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Some of the hotels and hostels were better than others. Wifi was an issue we occurred with it not working in some spots when we wanted to contact our families, but overall it was very nice.

* Food:

The food was amazing everywhere we went!!!!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

It's hard to not stand out as a tourist but I felt like overall I fit in with the culture and was able to learn about it a lot!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

There were no vaccines required for this course but we soon found out that London especially was very dirty

* Safety:

I felt safe wherever I went! We had no incidents but were warned that there are pitpocketers

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Everything I did on this trip was extremely memorable and I would not trade that for the world! I loved every second of my trip and would highly recommend the trip and my professor for any trips in the future!


* 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)

I had scholarships that made it possible for me to be well off before going abroad

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $150-200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Apply for scholarships!!!!!! And realize that you will be going abroad and it will cost more money than you think. Put money aside each month until your trip that way you will have some fun money for your trip.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • Other
* 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • My instructor
  • The places we went
  • The friends I made
* What could be improved?
  • Places we stayed
  • Scholarship opportunities for all
  • Traveling abroad as a group
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Just how much you need to plan before going abroad. A lot goes into going to another country, but the study abroad center has the tools you need, you just need to go get them!

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!