Valuable learning experience in another culture Past Review

By (Finance And Economics, 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?
Although a lot was learned from the first component of the program (4 weeks of class), I feel students would have gained more from having a longer second component (4 weeks internship).

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:

Food provision was not included. We were only given access to a kitchen.

* 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 cost of living is quite expensive.

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan out what meals you will eat and make a set budget for the week including transport costs as well.


* 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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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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 internship program
  • Location of dorm
  • Experience living abroad
* What could be improved?
  • Shorter class component
  • Provide students with a meal plan of some sort
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Perhaps learning more about the structure of the class program and how the grading worked.

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!