Even with being so expensive, London is a fantastic place to be. Past Review

By (Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering., The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 09/09/2012 to 12/21/2012 with

Arcadia: London - University College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile. I really got to experience a whole new world. I just wish that I had picked an exchange program..not an affiliated one.

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:

No food options were provided.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Poorly only in the sense that if you were sick for a day and missed class, the only way you can have it be excused is with a doctors note and you are only allowed ONE absense...which is unreasonable for a whole semester.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Honestly I cannot say. I spent so much money on travelling that I do not know.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Yes, try to cook at home as much as possible.


* 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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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The British people.
  • The public transportation.
  • The travelling.
* What could be improved?
  • The program needs to improve they way they find internships for students.
  • They need to be more organized.
  • Arcadia also needs to be more understanding and flexible with students.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew more about the internship being assigned to me before leaving the states.

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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.