When can I go back? Past Review

By (Fordham University) - abroad from 01/01/2012 to 06/02/2012 with

Arcadia: London - King's College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Definitely worthwhile.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My commute to campus took about an hour each way. I lived very far from central London, which was not made clear when I was applying for housing.

* Food:

Food was not included, but the kitchen in my housing was shared. My hallmates did not clean up after themselves and stealing was common.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?


* Safety:

Security was utterly incompetent at my residence.

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)

London is very expensive, particularly food and transportation.

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • London itself
  • I had my purse stolen one night and Arcadia representatives were very concerned and helpful
* What could be improved?
  • Arcadia could have planned more events; I barely met anyone from my program
  • Orientation was disorganized and boring
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how expensive London was and how far from central London Hampstead is.