I really loved living in London- it was so amazing and interesting! Past Review

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 02/13/2018 to 02/16/2018 with

Arcadia: London - King's College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I really loved living in a big city for the first time in my life, and I learned to be more independent and explore and try new things on my own. It was definitely worth it!

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

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* 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

The school was good and the location was amazing- it was near tube and train stations, as well as markets and museums.


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eating at markets can be cheap and fun, and museums are usually free.


* 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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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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?
  • Location
  • The quality of education
  • Outings/orientation
* What could be improved?
  • Communications between Arcadia and home university
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Grades do not involve participation or multiple assignments but instead are usually encapsulated in one final paper.

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!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

5ABLCF02 The Repeating Island: Conceptualising the Caribbean

Course Department: Liberal Arts
Instructor: Rosa Andujar
Instruction Language: English
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