Highly recommended! Past Review

By (Psychology and Radio-Television-Film, The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 01/02/2013 to 04/19/2013 with

Arcadia: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to be self-reliant while traveling around a foreign country. I learned about other cultures I hadn't experienced before. It was definitely worthwhile!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The classes at City University were a hit or miss- I had one great one and one terrible one. They involved minimal time in class, though, which was nice since the college was far away from where I lived.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Arcadia has a lot of organizational issues, caused mostly by their high staff turnover. Everyone was very friendly.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Great location (Redcliffe Gardens), but several maintenance issues.

* 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? No


* 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? Drinks out are expensive. Be warned.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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?
  • Traveling
  • Sight seeing
  • Theatre
* What could be improved?
  • Academics
  • Internship placement
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Bring more coats, fewer pairs of shoes.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.