London is the multicultural hub of Europe Past Review


Arcadia: London - University College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was amazing to be able to travel and experience the cultural history of Europe. In America, 100 years is a long time; In Europe, 100 miles is a long distance. It's a very different change of pace.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Good professors, knowledgeable in their domain. Tests are done anonymously to ensure fairness in evaluation.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Arcadia occasionally gives the feeling of trying to nickle and dime you, and some housing options are a 45 minute travel from the campus. Otherwise the staff was extremely friendly, and the organized excursions were amazing.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Student is responsible for their own food. Eating out is very expensive in downtown London

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The London Tube is it's own attraction, and the city is so international that it almost became surprising to hear another English-speaker when walking around.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

London is an amazingly safe city, and the health insurance that comes with the program plays nicely with the NHS.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

Individual Course Reviews

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Concurrent Programming

Course Department: COMP2007
Instructor: Bryson
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Covered unit testing, refactoring, software version controls, as well as concurrent programming techniques.
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Intro to Logic

Course Department: PHIL1014
Instructor: Zebrado
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Solid coverage of logical arguments and deductions
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Intro to Knowledge

Course Department: PHIL1012
Instructor: Madden
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Fun course that tries to figure out what knowledge is and whether or not we actually know what we think we know.
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Networked systems

Course Department: GZ01
Instructor: Jamieson
Instruction Language: English
Comments: In depth look at the protocols and machinery behind computer networking. Combination of theoretical questions and practical projects.
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