Best experience in my life so far. Past Review

By (University of Hartford) - abroad from 10/01/2018 to 12/07/2018 with

University of the Arts London - Integrated Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so many new things about my major that I never would've thought I would learn, and I would love to go back for at least a full school year and learn even more.

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.

A great experience overall, nothing to complain about!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

All faculty were very helpful, I felt confident in their answers when I had a question.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

It was a great flat, but there were many things wrong with it. There was black mold on top of the showers and a leak in the walls of my room.

* Food:

The food was overall good, you need to bring your own seasonings and things like that to make the flavor you want it, food tastes WAYY different in the UK.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt very welcomed with the British students in my classes and in the studios, everyone wanted to help me and I made a lot of close new friends.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I personally did not have to seek medical attention, but my roommate did and she had some trouble getting the medication she needed in a timely manner.

* Safety:

I felt pretty safe in the city. Remember to watch your back and your belongings, and look both ways before crossing the street!

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

I fell in love with the school right away, and I felt so welcomed. It was like home away from home.


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100/200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Put money aside just in case you ever have an emergency.


* 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

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • the students/teachers
  • the studios
  • the resources I had available
* What could be improved?
  • the dining options
  • the location
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that I would need more than $3,000 to travel, explore, try new food, and buy things for my courses.