British Culture+British Job=Fun Past Review

By (AMST, Brandeis 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?
Work experience and traveling Europe.

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.

Dr. Richard Weight teaches one of the best culture courses ever. Most immersive course I've taken.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Michael Oliver is a god.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Constant maintenance problems, otherwise, good stuff!

* Food:

Everything in london is SO expensive.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Hung out with internship people.

* 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? At least 100 Pounds, so about 200$ or more.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Farmers markets in london.


* 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?
  • Travelling
  • Internship
  • BU Students
* What could be improved?
  • Internship placement
  • EUSA
  • Preparation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How short of an amount of time we'd spend at our internship.

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.