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Disappointed by academics!
As I participated for the academic aspect - I was hugely disappointed by the quality of the lessons. Plus, I believe that 7,000 $ are too much!
Honestly, the "teachers" were university students - some of whom did not take their job too serious! (At least this is the experience I made.) The lessons are rather childish and basic - so I didn't learn that much I haven't heard about at school or anything I couldn't have taught myself in a very short time.
I was OK. But I found it overpriced. It was clean, at least. But my room was pretty dark and poorly furnished.
OK, there was some cultural programme, but nobody was too keen on learning about culture. I guess the program's better suited for those who are from the US and don't know the smallest thing about the UK.
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This summer was the best summer of my life. That is not an exaggeration. I met different people from so many different countries. This allowed me to understand different cultures and languages. I got a glimpse of English culture, which truly is quite refined. I attended guest speaker opportunities, went punting, tried new foods, went to the local market, visited the Fitzwilliam Museum, visited London, visited Canterbury,played soccer, watched the World Cup, and played tennis on grass courts. Jesus College has various sculptures located around its campus, making it quite an exciting experience--trying to interpret the meaning of this abstract artwork. The small college town is very safe and quite homely.
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