it was an amazing 5 months! Past Review

By (Art History, Criticism and Conservation., Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/13/2012 to 05/31/2012 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
i learned to be independent and i really got to explore the world and expand my academic study of art

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

My internship was AMAZING but the classes were not great

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I was misled to think we were in "flats" but they were dorms with a shared kitchen. There was no quiet area taht wasn't attached to the kitchen.

* Food:


* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The social programs were great, and nice that actives were subsidized but since its only americans on the program socially its not very integrated.

* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? No
* 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? 100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? don't eat out. stay in hostels


* 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the internship
* What could be improved?
  • the classes
  • the information given before applying/accepting
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? the extra costs and the housing situation