A Semester in the UK Past Review

By (History And English, Trinity University) for

Arcadia: London - King's College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. Although it was challenging at times, it was a valuable experience. I've always enjoyed British history and literature and my one semester stay there increased by interest.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: King's College London
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.

They had required reading and recommended reading, but both were actually important. The required work was less than what I was accustomed to, but the recommended work was very important and worth doing.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Arcadia people were very helpful when I needed it and when a fellow Trinity student in a different program got sick while in London they immediately checked on how I was doing. I was very impressed.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

British food sometimes gets a bad reputation but I found lots of good food. London is also a very diverse city and I had access to many different culture's food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The trip to Scotland was absolutely amazing and was perhaps my favorite experience while abroad.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never felt in danger healthwise and was properly informed of what to do should I have gotten sick

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Remember that it's a different currency and what may look cheap may actually be expensive.


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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • I really liked the activities provided by Arcadia such as the trip to Scotland
* What could be improved?
  • The orientation was informative but kinda boring. I actually fell asleep at one point.