Highly culturally inclusive and interesting. Past Review

By (Oklahoma State University - Stillwater) - abroad from 05/20/2017 to 07/21/2017 with

AIFS London - Richmond, The American International University in London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I was able to connect with a different lifestyle and learn about different cultures. I loved it.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

More difficult than expected, course workload was very high for some of the courses.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

AMAZING administration, some of the best administration I have ever worked with.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Most of the housing was okay, it was much smaller than I expected.

* Food:

Not much variety.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I was right in the middle of London, and that was great.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe, we were in a very safe area of London that I felt comfortable in.

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)

Difficult, food in London is expensive.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $300


* 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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  • 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?
  • Traveling
  • Closeness of everything
* What could be improved?
  • Food
  • Housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't be afraid to spend money and go places, it may never be available to you again.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.