Aren't sure? Go to London! September 16, 2019

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/01/2019 to 06/01/2019 with

Arcadia: London - King's College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned more about living independently and got to have the big-city experience that I don't from my home university.

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.

The courses I took were interesting and the professors were great, but the work was not as challenging as I would have liked, and I felt that the grading was overall lenient.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* 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

I felt my program prepared me well to go to King's. It was really nice getting to know other people in a more intimate orientation style setting before being thrown into the massive one for my university.

Finances

* 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)

You can live on a budget, but it's really hard to do much other than that if you need to be more frugal.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 30 pounds for food, 20ish pounds for entertainment

Language

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

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Preperation
* What could be improved?
  • more info on support for financial and mental well-being
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You don't need to pack as much as you think!

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!