London was an incredible experience, the program was not. Past Review

By (Finance And Economics, Bentley University) - abroad from 06/10/2013 to 07/13/2013 with

Bentley University: London - Summer Academic Internship Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that the world is very different from our American bubble. All other cultures are not inferior, as is the vibe I got before studying abroad.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I had several problems with the EUSA team, and most of the people on the trip did not like them. The program is set up poorly as it does not give time for traveling and some of the classes seemed like they were just trying to fill time.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The housing was small, but was in a great location and was incredibly safe.

* Food:

It was kind of tough sharing one common room kitchen with 15 people. No one had meal plans so everyone always cooked. There was little space for storing food and the ovens/stoves were frequently all used.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt like I was pretty integrated with the culture further into the trip.

* 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)


Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? probably about $250/ week on expenses, not including spending money.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? walk a lot


* 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?

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  • Americans
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?
  • the people
  • the sites
  • the city
* What could be improved?
  • how many days of class there are (so you can travel on weekend)
  • the class was kind of boring
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? how much work it was going to be for one class...

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.