A life changing experience that I wouldn't trade and would do again. Past Review

By (Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology., Presbyterian College) - abroad from 01/02/2013 to 05/15/2013 with

University of Roehampton: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to live on my own in a foreign country. How to travel around the world almost on my own and learned all about different cultures and more about who I am. It was most definitely worthwhile, I loved my experience abroad and learned so much that I would do it again at any moment.

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.

* 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)

The UK especially in London and with the conversion rate tended to be on the expensive side

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about 50pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? When planning be sure to know your conversion rates and try and plan for everything on the high side. Factor in things you don't normally think would be expensive. Like public transportation when your abroad and you can't walk and don't have a car


* 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?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local 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?
  • My flatmates
  • My other international friends
  • The experience of being abroad
* What could be improved?
  • The shock of the initial 24hours
  • The beginning orientation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That as amazing as the entire experience was, you are going completely out of your comfort zone into a new country. Sometimes things can be a bit difficult if your missing home, or not fully embracing or taking advantage of being abroad. And it's okay to have a day or two that's not the most amazing experience of your life

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.