It was an educational experience that was short lived October 30, 2020

By (Cottey College) - abroad from 01/23/2020 to 05/31/2020 with

York St. John University: York - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learnt to adapt to changes, the importance of decision making. I gained a multicultural understanding from interacting with individuals from different countries.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I did not like my housing very much, it was small and dirty when we got there

* Food:

You get to prepare your own meals

* 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


* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? It is beneficial to pack month-worth of toiletries, and dried food to help you settle and reduce spending a lot of money before getting used to the environment. Make sure you plan, budget the total amount you spend when going out and stick to that. If you are visiting another area research in advance, what the special cuisine is so you experience the culture and where you can get this at a cheaper price. Get a railcard if you plan to travel a lot it will save you a lot of money.


* 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? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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 culture
  • The social life
  • The classes
* What could be improved?
  • Quality of housing
  • The school trips
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I would try to travel more and not wait for better weather because the happening of events are unpredictable. I would also join clubs and sports to interact with more local students.

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!