London Internship was Amazing! Past Review

By (Marketing., The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 09/20/2014 to 12/20/2014 with

Arcadia: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
London is an amazing city with lots to offer, and doing an internship while abroad only made it better. Not only was I able to meet lots of friends during the program from the US, doing an internship gave me the chance to meet lots of locals and learn more about the city.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

everyone working at the London center was very helpful and friendly

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The housing staff itself wasn't very helpful but when we made issues aware to program administration they did what they could to help resolve problems.

* 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:

London is overall a safe city

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)

London is very expensive and expenses quickly added up once you were in the city.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 75-100pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? make sure to save a lot before, and be prepared for unexpected expenses


* 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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  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • travel
  • work
  • food
* What could be improved?
  • housing
  • food plan
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? save up extra just in case!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'