I fell in love every day. Past Review

By (Economics, International Business, Marketing, Trinity University) - abroad from 01/13/2012 to 04/28/2012 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Friends that I will always remember and cherish, cultural understanding, work experience, living in a European environment. Yes it was the best experience of my life.

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?

Amazing place to leave and extremely cheap for being the most beautiful neighborhood in London.

* Food:

NA because we cooked.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I personally integrated a lot since I made British friends and had plenty of interaction with my co workers during my internship.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had an eye problem and I had to go myself to a clinic and get treated and there was no help by 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)

London was very expensive and I completely underestimated my budget.

* 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? 100 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Do not take taxis, they are very expensive, do not eat out, use student oyster card, go to clearance section of tesco or coop for buying food. To party go to imperial college instead of expensive clubs.


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Internship
  • Location
* What could be improved?
  • Health services
  • Textbook sales
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish i knew how expensive it was actually to live in London, but it was good to learn how to make a budget with exchange rates.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'