Good experience, but very expensive. Past Review

By (Providence College) - abroad from 01/14/2012 to 04/28/2012 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Very worthwile- I learned I would absolutely want to live in London someday.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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:

We were not provided with 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)

I had a very hard time with finances, the University does not provide food or any sort of vouchers for travel expenses (i.e. reimbursement for internship travel.) Another issue was that my program was much cheaper than PC's tuition, so I don't understand why I had to pay more.

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $500
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? No.


* 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
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?
  • The location of my dorm- it was perfect and made London so accessible.
* What could be improved?
  • Housing specifics (i.e. wireless in dorms, guest policy, reimbursement policy for internship travel.)
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How much money I would spend on necessary expenses.