The best experience I've had so far Past Review

By (Psychology, University of Arizona) - abroad from 06/15/2015 to 07/24/2015 with

Arcadia: London - University of Westminster

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was absolutely worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself and being on my own allowed me to truly evaluate what it is I want to do with my life and where I want to go.

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:

* 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)

London is just a very expensive city but it was manageable.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? approximately $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Go grocery shopping and keep food in your dorm- I didn't do this until the second or third week there and I could have saved a lot of money if I had done it from the beginning.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The friends I made
  • The classes
  • The location
* What could be improved?
  • the grading policies
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had looked up more things to do in London before I had gone- there are some things I didn't know about and didn't get to see before I left.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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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.