King's College = Amazing Past Review

By (English & American Studies, Providence College) for

Arcadia: London - King's College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Absolutely. You gain so much self-awareness, as a person, student, and American citizen, perspective, resourcefulness, confidence, and academic and social knowledge.

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.

Very challenging, but I learned and grew a lot.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Good communication while there; could've given us more housing/orientation details beforehand.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Everyone had a single; safe; had to buy sheets/bedding and dishes, pots, etc., though a lot was borrowed as well.

* Food:

No meal plan; cooked for myself.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Several events were offered in which I chose not to participate due to costs. (Independently with friends: Apple Day at Borough Market, Guy Fawkes Day, outdoor markets, Trafalgar Day Parade, museums, half-price shows, Covent Garden, pubs, trips to Ediburgh, Paris, Versailles, and Disneyland Paris, Harry Potter premiere, parks, concerts)

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Neither were ever an issue.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Give yourself a budget.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Go go go! Don't let anything stop you! You can only grow and learn; I have never heard of anyone coming back with an overall negative abroad experience. There is so much to gain and absolutely nothing to lose.