Wish I Was Back in London! Past Review

By (Marketing., Providence College) - abroad from 01/01/2013 to 04/20/2013 with

Arcadia: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
A sense of independence.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* 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?

Only because of my internship. Without this, I would not have felt like I interacted at all with the local culture.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

The local health care system in London was very easy to use and get access to. Arcadia was extremely helpful when it came to this as well. Twice I was sick during my time abroad and both times they set up my doctors appointments and sent the payment for them.

* 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)

London is a very expensive city in general. You could probably do it a lot cheaper than I did, but you probably not have the best experience.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 250


* 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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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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
* What could be improved?
  • Class structure
  • Housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Housing would be a lot different than at home. Also, budgeting is very very important

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.