London was awful but my time was great Past Review

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 09/13/2016 to 12/10/2016 with

Arcadia: London - King's College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
That I'm very competent and people are hard to deal with everywhere

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The classes were really boring and uninteresting, the campus was too far away, and registering for classes was too hard

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Arcadia was great!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

They were too far away but otherwise good.

* Food:

Made my own

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Pretty integrated

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Didn't seem very easily accessed

* Safety:

Very safe

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

I'd rather go to any other city or country in europe. London was horrible


* 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 an expensive city

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring as much stuff from home as you can


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local 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?
  • Made a lot of friends
  • Travelled a lot
  • Did a lot of things I haven't done
* What could be improved?
  • Travel more
  • Have a better school schedule
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How to avoid international fees

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!