A Summer of Growth Past Review

By (Marketing., Stanford University) - abroad from 06/10/2013 to 08/02/2013 with

Internships in London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Cultural and professional growth.

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.

The internship taught me a lot but so did the culture aspect of the piece.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

There were always there to be seen and heard. When small cultural issues came up a team member assisted.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We were in a great part of town (East London) that was young, fun and food was inexpensive.

* Food:

Its London, what else can I say.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

It was pretty easy. The fact that there is no language barrier really makes everything much easier.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

No problem there as insurance was provided.

* Safety:

East London is "hip" but also safe.

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 an expensive city so be prepared. However by the Liverpool Street Tube stop, where EiAbroad housed us there are a number of cheap places to eat and food shop.


* 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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Internship
  • Housing
  • London
* What could be improved?
  • excursions
  • weather
  • duration
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.