England: a must have experience Past Review

By (Liberal Studies, San Jose State University) for

University of Roehampton: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Definitely had some culture shock and homesickness, but I would do it again in a heartbeat!

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.

Grading system was difficult to get used to but if you ask the teachers they can explain it. Also asking the instructors of what they are asking for when writing ter, papers was essential for my study. Let them know you are an exchange student. They like to see that you are willing to make an effort.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I wish San Jose State had more representatives from Roehampton. I had so many unanswered questions, and arrived some-what clueless on what to expect and how the school is run.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I wish they would have made it more clear on where each dorm was locTed. At first I was placed in a dorm on campus, however, it was actually a mile a way. A map would have been useful.

* Food:

I was in a catered room, however, ASDA, the local grocery store is a great inexpensive place to buy food, and it is close to campus.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

My flat mates were amazing and I still stay in touch with them today. I also met some other exchange students from LA and I stay in touch with them as well. They have many social events for all students.

* 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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

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

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Explore as much as you can!