BU LIP - not worth it August 12, 2022

By (Business Management, Brandeis University) - abroad from 05/29/2022 to 07/21/2022 with

Boston University: London - Internship Program, Summer

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about different cultures and what it was like living abroad. I had the best time of my life but the program itself was awful.

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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Being in London
  • People in the program
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Communication of BU
  • Program in general
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew that London was going to be a lot more expensive than I thought. I would have prepared more for that.