The Hills are alive, don't fall down Past Review

By (Communication Disorders, Communication Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 09/18/2015 to 12/18/2015 with

University of Sheffield: Sheffield - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that I am thankful for the university of Texas and all that it gives me.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I felt like it wasn't worth my time. Even being student led, there was no instructor feedback and it seemed that it was a waste.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Expensive. But it was fine lol

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I went to ER for concussion. I was there for 4 hours but eventually was seen.

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

Sheffield needs to gets its stuff together. I would pick another Uni though.


* 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)

British pounds are expensive, $1.5 per pound

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50 GBP or $75 on average
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save a LOT of money to account for international fees and currency exchange.


* 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
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • New Friends
  • Experience
  • Weather
* What could be improved?
  • Organization
  • Credit approval
  • Timely communication
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The university of Sheffield doesn't know how to communicate with other departments. Now I know not to apply there for grad school.

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!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Sociology of Everyday Life

Course Department: SCS
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Met once a week for an hour and tested at the end. Had no idea what we were learning. The instructor didn't even state his name, nor could you find it anywhere.
Credit Transfer Issues: