The stories you will tell your kids start at Roehampton. Past Review

By (Journalism, Texas Christian University) - abroad from 01/06/2016 to 06/04/2016 with

University of Roehampton: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to connect with people from a completely different culture and completely different backgrounds. I learned how to be my best self and how to see the world.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Courses were hit or miss in terms of whether or not they were challenging. The workload was extremely manageable.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I didn't really need to seek out anybody on the campus, but when I did, they were very helpful.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Great room, great roommates, average food, bad heater, bad kitchen. You win some, you lose some. I felt like I won in this department.

* Food:

Yeah, London food is not my favorite, but you get to eat it in London so it makes it that much better.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Digby Shaw was the best possible dorm/house for me to live in. The people really make the experience unique, and it will be something I take away from this in the long run.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Well, this was an interesting situation for me. I got tonsillitis and the uni would have charged me 45 pounds to see someone. However, having the hospital across the street made things much better for me.

* Safety:

I felt very safe here even with the recent incidents in Europe.

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

I am so lucky. I can't just write this on a website and say it was great. I can't explain my experience in one post. This taught me way more about myself than I thought it would. I love being abroad, I love London, I love Roehampton, and I can't wait to take my family out here to show them where I once studied.


* 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 traveled a lot and food is not cheap, so I probably have a bad example of budgeting. I spent more money than I wanted to.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Probably 80 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? When traveling on the weekends during the semester, go to places such as Paris, Edinburgh, Dublin, or places closer to London. Try to save all of the trips further away for later on and do them back to back.


* 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
  • 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?
  • People
  • Travel
  • Location
* What could be improved?
  • Absolutely
  • Nothing
  • I loved everything
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? See how to spend money

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.