Experience of a Lifetime! Past Review

By (University of Arkansas - Fayetteville) - abroad from 08/28/2015 to 12/19/2015 with

AIFS London - Richmond, The American International University in London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worth while- I am trying to figure out the next time I get to go back to visit! I really learned how to adapt to new surroundings and experience everyday life outside of my comfort zone.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 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?

* 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

This program did an amazing job with helping students every step of the way. I really felt like I got the most out of the trip thanks to this program!


* 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 $200 dollars
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? I would definitely say that saving money is a good idea because its nice to have something to fall back on!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

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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  • 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?
  • Staff was always there to answer questions
  • Planned activities for the first weeks to get students comfortable
* What could be improved?
  • Maybe to add more information to the websites about the campus of Richmond
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish that I would have packed lighter and brought more clothes to layer. I also wish that I waited a little to book weekend trips around Europe instead of booking them all before I left for Europe, because I found myself wanting to stay more in London

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.