London, it's the place to be Past Review

By (Corporate Finance and Accounting, Bentley University) - abroad from 05/20/2013 to 07/12/2013 with

Bentley University: London - Summer Academic Internship Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The experience overall was unbelievable. From the classes to the internship, I learned everything about the culture of London and the ways in how they live their daily lives.

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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? 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? $1000
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The program costs a lot more than what is told. London is a very expensive city so plan on adding another $6000-$7000 onto the price of the program for total cost.


* 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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  • Americans
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?
  • Internship at Barclays Bank
  • Housing
  • Excursions to monuments and museums
* What could be improved?
  • Communication within the EUSA office
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The expenses presented for the program are way off. The overall experience is much more than the $7200 and the $3000 asked to bring. Plan on spending at least $13000 when all is completed.

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!