Working and Studying in London, the Time of my life Past Review

By (Sociology., Fordham University) for

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much, and despite not taking classes I was majoring in, I feel as if I learned valuable information. London is a great city and buzzing with different people and cultures and history, a great place to spend the semester.

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.

The academics are structered differently, but I felt as if they were a bit easier than at Fordham.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

My advisors were always accessible, and made the transition from America to the UK very smooth and effortless. They were very knowledgable and keen on helping anyone.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

We would cook our own meals which was both fun and let me eat what I wanted.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Very easy to travel to and from London, and London itself offers so many things to keep you entertained.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Despite being a large city, I rarely felt unsafe in any area of the city, and never felt unsafe in my buidling.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The Pound is valued higher than the dollar which leaves for a lot of money spent, but it was not unbearable, and money that is very well-spent.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Social Opportunites
  • Internships
* What could be improved?
  • Providing a washing machine and dryer for students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This program is designed for every type of student. It helps to be outgoing, but if you are studying abroad then you must already be an out going individual. I cannot say enough good things, it was the best semester of college by far.