Adventure in England and Wales Past Review

By (Marketing., University of Northern Iowa) - abroad from 06/13/2012 to 07/27/2012 with

University of Northern Iowa: Sustainability Abroad Capstone

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Hung out with some great people and had some wonderful, unforgettable memories that definitely made it worthwhile!

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.

Great course!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Some of the program was way over our head!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Decent, didn't like some places. Internet wasn't great, people weren't always friendly

* Food:

Some fun new things!

* 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)

It helped to have scholarships!

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $250
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan to have to pay for all meals! Bring emergency money just in case


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • With American students, same people whole time
  • English language!
  • Great mix of activities
* What could be improved?
  • Organization
  • Transportation
  • Built in costs
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I thought we would have some group meals paid for, but all meals were at our own expense