awesome Past Review

By (Economics., Brandeis University) - abroad from 05/22/2012 to 08/11/2012 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
i feel more comfortable being on my own in general and travelling. it was definitely worthwhile

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.

decent teachers, not difficult classes

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

a lot of people complained, but overall were very helpful whenever i had questions, sometimes took a while to respond back to you though

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

lived in the crofton, housekeeping cleaned our rooms once a week and the kitchen every day. rooms were nice, every room had their own bathroom

* Food:

had kitchens so cooked my own food or went out to restaurants

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

i mostly hung out with americans from the program, but its definitely possible to integrate yourself in london culture, you just have to take initiative

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

never had any problems

* Safety:

there was a security guard on duty in the building that i lived in 24/7

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)

very expensive city

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • london itself
  • internship aspect of the program
  • being there for the olympics!
* What could be improved?
  • more organization
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? london weather is terrible! bring raincoat and umbrella