Lots of freedom Past Review

By (Studio Arts, Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/17/2012 to 12/22/2012 with

University of the Arts London - Integrated Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to work as an artist on my own. It was worthwhile but the school while offering the facilities did not give us much guidance or assistance in making use of them. The classes were not as thorough as my home institution.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

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? No


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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?
  • plenty of time to work on my projects
  • great classmates
  • great location
* What could be improved?
  • more input from teachers
  • more extensive introductions/demos
  • more class time
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I would basically be left to my own devices.

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.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

2d Fine arts

Course Department: Fine arts
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was challenging in that you had to be self-motivated and they gave you very little guidance to tell you what they were looking for. It did not offer field trips. The teacher was knowledgeable but was not helpful. I participated in class less than at my home institution. We had group critiques and papers.
Credit Transfer Issues: no. I still wouldn't recommend the college to other students.