Keep Calm and Go to London :) Past Review

By (Communication and Media Studies., Fordham University) - 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?
Everything. Everyday was a new experience. I learned how to be more independent, spontaneous, and most importantly to live in the moment with no regrets. It was the best experience of my life.

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

* 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? 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)

* 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? About $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Give yourself a weekly budget from the start, adjust if you need to as you settle in, but if you plan yor money ahead of time, it is easier to not spin out of control.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Other students
  • The city itself-- culture, locaion, etc.
  • The internship set up of the program
* What could be improved?
  • More time
  • With part I, more alotted time for travel in the rogram
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing really. I went it with certain expectations, and my time in London exceeded those expctations.