Awesome Past Review

By (Film and Business, Brandeis University) - abroad from 09/21/2015 to 12/12/2015 with

Arcadia: London - King's College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I got to learn more about the UK and its culture. Had a awesome academic experience as well.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It is an awesome program with excellent academic atmosphere and authority in what it provides.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

It is a little problematic in terms of its housing situation because there were elevator and ceiling leaking problems.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I'm satisfied with the place of the housing dorm but not so much with the quality.

* Food:

i love every other type of food except British food:)

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Since it is also an English speaking country, I feel very comfortable living there.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Very safe.

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)

The exchange rate is so high that making keep tight on budget more difficult.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? at least 140 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? cook your own food, at least for the most of the time, saving up some money.


* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Academic excellence
  • perfect geographical locations
  • the city LONDON
* What could be improved?
  • housing could be assigned with local students
  • more chances of meeting more locals
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? the UK education system and how the clubs(or societies in a UK way) work

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.