living the dream Past Review

By (Indiana University of Pennsylvania / IUP) - abroad from 01/08/2016 to 04/15/2016 with

University of the Arts London - Integrated Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned about the large amount of both similarities and differences between us and other nations, I learned how to communicate with those who do not speak English fluently, and most of all, I learned about myself. Was it worthwhile? YES

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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

SAI was an incredible source of assistance and gave me the opportunity to live out a life long dream.


* 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)

Groceries are relatively cheap if you shop smart, but meals out and other expenses are quite pricey.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? start saving as soon as possible, regardless of whether or not you know you are going to study abroad. cook as many meals as possible, and don't get carried away with personal purchases, alcohol, or eating out. Create a budget and stick to it.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The location/living arrangements
  • The trips
  • The host school
* What could be improved?
  • Longer length of stay
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? in the end, everything will always work out one way or another

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!