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"It's all apart of the experience" was literally our motto for this trip. It was our motto when things were going bad, and sometimes even when things were going good. It really was an experience, some parts good and some bad. I wouldn't trade what I learned here for the world. I might not have learned as much academically as I would've liked to, but I learned a lot of other things
I would give some people a better grade than others because I felt like parts of the trip were more organized and informational than others
For the most part the living situations were good. Snoozles was one of the best functioning hostels we stayed in. Belfast though I would give an F
I feel like the bed bug situation could've been addressed and handled better
Other Reviews on CISabroad - Summer in the British Isles
CISabroad - Summer in the British Isles Amazing Program
Reviewed by duane smith on .
This is an amazing program if you want to do a ton in a short time. Scotland was the highlight but the London segment was incredible as well.
CISabroad - Summer in the British Isles Great experience, friends for life!!
Reviewed by Savannah Dillender on .
This was a great experience, and I have met some truly amazing people. However, there were a lot of problems a long the way. CIS was very unorganized throughout Scotland and London. Ireland was amazing and I wouldnt change a thing, except skip Belfast.
CISabroad - Summer in the British Isles Where did all the money go?
Reviewed by Lindsay Christine on .
I had an amazing time studying abroad and met a lot of really great people. I saw things that most people will not get to see in their lifetime like the Cliffs of Moher, Giant's Causeway, the Highlands, Windsor Palace, the Royal Family, Stone Henge, and Oxford. There were a lot of times, however, I questioned how exactly my money was being spent by CIS. Many of the other people on the trip with me requested detailed receipts, but never got one.
CISabroad - Summer in the British Isles A good balance of travel, tours and learning
Reviewed by Abby Ringiewicz on .
The Summer in the British Isles program offered a fair balance of travel (in the first two weeks in Ireland and Scotland), touring and learning. I found that the tours and tour guides provided us with the most valuable information and learning experiences, and although the tour buses were tedious, they provided a great site-seeing opportunity.
CISabroad - Summer in the British Isles Average
Reviewed by Jaclyn Jansing on .
My experience with CISAbroad was mixed. In the Ireland portion of the trip, I learned a lot and the people that traveled with us were amazing. The excursions were useful and fun and I loved my experience there. In Scotland the accommodations were nice and the excursions were fun, but the guide was awful. I learned nothing from her. In London, were it not for our own trips and outings, I would have been very upset. Many excursions were disappointing, and the leader did not do her job. We had problems in the rooms and she expecting us to fix them ourselves, we had to complain to get her to do her job. Overall, I had an amazing experience, but I would not choose CISAbroad again. I loved the places we went, but I did not love the program.
CISabroad - Summer in the British Isles Great experience, poor programming.
Reviewed by Meghan Brooks on .
I felt treated like a child most of the time. Our excursions often felt like high school field trips, with chaperones and rules and long bus rides. The Irish and Scottish tour guides we had were great. They were what made the experience meaningful, in my opinion. If you are a very independent, mature person with great leadership and social qualities, I would NOT recommend Summer in the British Isles. If you like people telling you what do to, where to go, and when to be where, (just lots of directions) and are not very independent, this is the right program for you.
CISabroad - Summer in the British Isles Good
Reviewed by Claire Willingham on .
I really liked the program and the classes, but I felt like we weren't really in London. I wish we had been closer to the city so that we could have experienced more things. Getting into the city took time, and I feel like I didn't have enough time to do everything I wanted to do.
CISabroad - Summer in the British Isles Fun travels
Reviewed by Jill Noonan on .
This program was an excellent way for me to travel around Europe and see so many interesting and important parts of the world.