A good experience at the University where I had access to everything I needed July 26, 2020

By (RMIT University) - abroad from 09/23/2018 to 12/11/2020 with

University of Westminster: London - Direct Enroll Study Abroad & Internships

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
As a longtime traveller I found it inspiring to be able to study as well as catch up with family and friends in a city for an extended period and I gained new insights into London , a city very close to my heart

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.

The teachers were incredibly supportive and the course was well set up. The campus itself was well set up to provide all the technical help I needed

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Its very expensive in London

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I grew up in the UK and lived for many years in London so felt very happy to be back.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt safe all the time but I am a mature age student who knew the city very well

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

Im studying for a Masters degree but would consider studying abroad if that is possible

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)

It was tricky as transport is very expensive as is accomodation...but overall I managed and learnt how to save as I found cheaper shops to buy essentials.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? approx.(including rent- 250) 370 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? its good to apply for a transport pass before you go so you save money when you get there and if you can stay in student accomodation or near where you are studying, to save money on transport

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local 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 teachers and the workshop
* What could be improved?
  • The communication between the Abroad admin and the Art school who weren't informed about my commencement ..it would have been good to have had contact with the school before I left
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I had to travel so far to college..in hindsight I would have found accomodation a lot closer to the 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!