Brexit and the ever-changing landscape of politics and history September 19, 2018

By (Trinity University) - abroad from 01/01/2018 to 04/14/2018 with

Arcadia: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The differences in laws that I as an american may take for granted sometimes. Absolutely worthwhile

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 had a great experience with the arcadia students and staff. The classes and teachers were fun, easy to talk with, and understood the subject material to a high degree. However, i did have problems with the Goldsmith University in its accessibility and the unavailability of my professor due to the strike that occurred while i was there.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

My internship and the people that i had the privilege to meet were fantastic. Interacting with the different policies and ideas was one of the most interesting parts of my time abroad.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The housing was like if not better than most living areas in London small but cozy.

* Food:

I made my own meals so nothing to complain about.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Having Arcadia's staff take us to places like the different markets and recommend things if we had questions allowed me to immerse myself in everything that i wanted to be involved with in my local community.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Security was definitely one of Arcadia's top priorities.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Getting to work for a member of Parliament, studying British imperialism, and learning with local students is what i think studying abroad is all about.

Finances

* 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)

It really depends on the amount of travel that you are going to do within the city. If you are going to be walking everywhere it will be cheaper but the tube everyday and exploring the city was a must for me so i needed a decent amount of money each week to live off of.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? around 100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Live the college life of ramen noodles and you will save a lot.

Language

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Internship
  • Its proximity to housing and historical sites
  • The staff
* What could be improved?
  • Instructions for cleanliness
  • Examples of good local sites
  • More social aspects
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How to interact with the local police when being fingerprinted for a criminal case.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.