AIFS might not be the best, but my internship was Past Review

By (Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication., Illinois State University) for

AIFS: London - Richmond International Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worthwhile because of the internship, not the program

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.

It was not what I expected, but I made the most of it

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were helpful and great.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Housing was not the best. Dirty and not as secure as they made it out to be

* Food:

They made no food for us. We had to get it all ourselves

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I didnt go on any

* 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? No


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about 500 dollars
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? THe fact that we had to pay for all our own meals and had to eat out


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Find a good internship or you might be miserable

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: COM 332
Instructor: Stephanie Boyle
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was great. My internship was fantastic
Credit Transfer Issues: I have not found out yet of any.