Best experience of my life! Past Review

By (College of Charleston) - abroad from 07/09/2016 to 07/30/2016 with

University of Westminster: London - Study Abroad Semester or Year with an Optional Internship

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I think that I gained confidence while abroad, so it was definitely worthwhile!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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

The study abroad program was great and I absolutely loved the course!


* 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)

I had saved money so that I could spend more. I definitely think that it can be done at a lower cost than I did. However, I wanted to enjoy my time and not worry about money as much.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Maybe $175
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan somewhat ahead. The most expensive thing can be eating, so try to make some emails at home but when you eat out, make it worthwhile and choose good food. Don't always choose the cheapest meal.


* 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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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • I liked the class and the schedule.
* What could be improved?
  • Give more notice about dates.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that I wasn't going to know everything and that I will make mistakes while being in a new place, but that it is okay.

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!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Jane Austen from Page to Screen

Course Department: English
Instructor: Aisling McKeown
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was an incredible class! The professor was great, very nice and knowledgable. She always encouraged to share our ideas but never forced us. The class itself great and was very interesting. The professor also took us on field trips to bring another element to the class. My only complaint was that the class was too short!
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