Best Month Ever! Past Review

By (Oklahoma State University - Stillwater) - abroad from 05/20/2017 to 06/10/2017 with

AIFS London - Richmond, The American International University in London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I got to experience so many things I had always dreamed about. London is such an amazing city, and the people there were so welcoming. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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.

I loved this program. The assignments consisted of two projects and a final exam. My only complaint would be the moderated grading system.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

There were always administrators on sight. Their office door was open all day during the week, and they were always willing to answer any questions I had.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The location was amazing. We stayed less than a 5 minute walk from Hyde Park in the Kensington and Chelsea bureau. The dorm was community style with laundry facilities provided. There was also a cafeteria and tv lounge located in the building.

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* 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


* 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)

This could have gone any direction. Three meals were provided everyday Monday-Friday. It was up to each individual whether they wanted to go spend more money.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Living in London
  • Meeting new people
* What could be improved?
  • Grading system
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have been more prepared for London's academic style.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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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.