London is an AMAZING city. Make the most of YOUR experience. Past Review

By (Clinical Psychology, Tufts University) - abroad from 01/15/2012 to 04/15/2012 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I got to visit a lot of new cities and learn about new cultures. I had a great time in London and abroad. I would recommend it to everyone!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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?

Beautiful flats in South Kensington. Really close to public transportation and a very safe part of town.

* Food:

Mostly cooking for yourself in common flat kitchen. Local restaurants were also fantastic, with lots of diverse cuisines.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

You have to work really hard to make British friends, but it is definitely possible if you put yourself out there. I had great relationships with my co-workers though, and learned a lot about British culture through them.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?


* Safety:

Just beware of pickpockets in public places.

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)

London is an expensive city, but if you budget wisely it is manageable.

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Know if your bank is on the Global ATM Alliance system/if they have international partner banks!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* 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?
  • work experience
  • field trips!
  • exploring local london flavor
* What could be improved?
  • access to British friends
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had gotten involved with an Imperial College club/program early on in my time in London.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.