Great Immersion Into Young British Culture Past Review

By (Communications and Media Studies, Fordham University) - abroad from 01/03/2012 to 05/26/2012 with

Arcadia: London - University of Westminster

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Really got to know a foreign culture, and integrated with those living in it. It was very 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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* 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


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150 dollarz
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? cook your own food, there are too many other things to spend your money on.


* 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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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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?
  • Really getting to know British students and spending time with them
  • Going to places with Brits where they actually go, not touristy places and whatnot
* What could be improved?
  • Initial orientation just threw us into it, could have had a bit more guidance
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Save more money than you think you'll need.