Interning Abroad December 19, 2018

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 09/03/2018 to 12/14/2018 with

Arcadia: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a sense of independence and learned more about what I wanted to do.

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.

The professors are amazing. The classes are easier than a Brandeis workload.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Make sure to invest in local grocery stores.

* 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? Yes

Yes, but I would choose a different internship. I did not have a great experience of gaining valuable skills from the internship, but I know that others had more success. I took away more from the classes I took.

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)

London is expensive, so make sure to budget! Take advantage of free things as well.

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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
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?
  • Closeness to Europe
  • Class Field Trips
* What could be improved?
  • Letting Students Explore Potential Internship Sites
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The time goes by quickly so take advantage of the opportunities presented to you.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!