A Great Time! Past Review

By (Business and Economics, Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/04/2017 to 06/03/2017 with

Arcadia: London - King's College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Independence. Easy-goingness

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.

Very easy. Perfect for a study abroad experience and traveling!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Happy to have my own room and bathroom and be in London. But had issues with heating and bugs.

* Food:

* 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

Arcadia provided great support and London is an amazing city. My only hesitation is that London is so big, I may have liked going to a smaller city in a different country.


* 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 crazy expensive.

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook meals. Walk places instead of tubing. Pregame.


* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the schedule and the opportunity to travel
* What could be improved?
  • the orientation program from arcadia didn't focus enough on showing us what to do in London. They also should have told us how to use the money.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? how big london is