Trading Firm Internship Past Review

By (The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 06/07/2013 to 08/02/2013 with

Study Away Programs and Internships in Los Angeles

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about technical and fundamental analysis and how it pertains to the markets.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

EiAbroad did a great job in placing me at a trading firm in LA.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

It was great. I lived with two other guys from DC and Arizona

* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Company
  • Friends
* What could be improved?
  • Hours
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I understood the long hours prior to interning