Very enjoyable three weeks August 10, 2018

By (ISEP) - abroad from 07/16/2018 to 08/03/2018 with

University of Warwick in London: Warwick Summer School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Knowledge mostly, and meeting people from a lot of different countries. Plus I wanted to spend some time in London and England in general so that was nice.

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.

In Behavioural Economics, the teachers were great, Neha was great too. However, I thought it was a bit too slow and we could have gone more into details or just do more.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The room in De Marillac was fine, but too expensive for what it was I felt.

* Food:

To be fair, England is not the greatest country to eat in, and the food is usually bad at a refectory from personnal experience. So as you would expect, the food was pretty bad.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Well the thing is the Summer School is full of foreigner students, even the teacher are usually foreigners, and only the staff is British. So yes, living and visiting different places around London was great, but we didn't fully embrace the English culture, and that's because of the concept of a summer school, not so much because of Warwick.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Didn't have any health issue.

* Safety:

Perfect. The only time I saw something going against the safety of the students was when a guy tried to enter a Hall he wasn't allowed to go in, and didn't want to leave. Someone fixed the problem straight away.

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

I don't regret doing this summer school. However I might change my choice of course to Money&Banking.

Finances

* 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)

Don't know what to say. If you don't have a lot of money to spend, you can eat somewhat cheaply at the refectory. If you have more, buy what you want. Transports & accommodation are expensive but that's not your week to week budget.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? About 300€ each week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't use public transports if you don't really need to, they're expensive.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

Well, English was my only option during my stay.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Read articles in newspapers in english on a subject you like. Watch TV shows or movies in english with english subtitles always. Whenever you have an opportunity to speak, do it.

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Staff and Social Programme (Casey was great)
  • People from different countries
  • Interesting courses and guests
* What could be improved?
  • Food
  • Accommodation & its price
  • Harder classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Everything was clear

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.