Interest Funny Trip Past Review

By (Accounting, Arizona State University) - abroad from 06/12/2015 to 07/04/2015 with

Arcadia: London - University of Westminster

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I go out with all of Americans and meet new friends everyday. I feel very comfortable in London. My friends were asking for gifts, but I couldn't find anything that is special. Finally, I sent them poster cards because I think what I can buy in England I can find it in China.

Review Photos

Arcadia: London - University of Westminster Photo

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.

People in the program prepare everything and very friendly to me. I also like the apartment.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

It's easy to apply, but so many forms.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I like the apartment and my roommates. I was worrying about the laundry because I don't want to buy a large amount of wash power which I can bring a little bit from my home.

* Food:

I don't really like the food over there. It's hard for me to digest because the food usually contains high calorie.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Since England has multiple culture, I feel very comfortable as a Asian.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I got a cold when I lived there. I didn't ask for health care. I just fell to sleep and drink hot water.

* Safety:

I feel safe when I walk down the street where is near my apartment. I also saw lots of policemen on the way. But I should be aware of the buses and cars.

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)

The food is very cheap, but the transportation and living supplies are relative expensive.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

For me, English is my second language.

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Advanced
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
How many hours per day did you use the language?

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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  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • ISA stuffs are really nice and my new friends in the program also nice.
  • Professor in England makes our class funny and interesting. She answer every question to help us to finish the project. I don't even need to buy a textbook when she is teaching.
  • I like ISA events such as boat party, brighten trip, Dover trip.
* What could be improved?
  • I hope ISA offer more events like welcome party because I don't have some chance to meet everyone in the group. I only know a few friends that near my apartment because we often go out together.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Prepare a little bit wash powder, face and body cleanser, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste. Only one small travel luggage with a backpack. One pair of high heels and one pair of sports shoes.

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!