A bit of a disappointment Past Review

By (The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 08/25/2015 to 12/19/2015 with

Arcadia: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
For my major, I think it would have been better for me to go straight into the LCF study abroad program than through Arcadia. I have to take a class that I didn't need and I only used Arcadia for the internship which I could have done myself.

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.

I felt the courses were fair.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were helpful

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Livable conditions.

* Food:

We had to buy our own.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt integrated, but also felt a divided too

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

The clinic I went to was interesting, but helpful.

* Safety:

I felt safe for the most part.

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 extremely expensive.

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? Prepare recipes ahead of time before you grocery shop and buy what you need to cook.


* 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
  • 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?
  • Free printing
* What could be improved?
  • Connect course
  • Communication
  • Orientation events
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? LCF had their own study abroad program

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.