Can I go back to my favourite city now? Past Review

By (Marketing., Providence College) - abroad from 09/02/2012 to 12/15/2012 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I had never traveled to another country before going abroad. After visiting 11 countries while there, I have a new sense of what it is like in other places since seeing them first hand. It was definitely worthwhile, I loved London, it was definitely my favorite country. After traveling to different countries, I never doubted picking London as my city of choice to study abroad.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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?

* Food:

No meal plan, had a kitchen shared between half of the floor

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Had no health issues, but was explained clearly what to do if so.

* Safety:

Always felt safe, never had any sense of danger

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)

I personally did not stay on a students budget, but it definitely was possible to.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? depended on the week/traveling


* 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
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Location (South Kensington)
  • Social Programmes
  • The people
* What could be improved?
  • Too strict on missing classes/internships (should allow 1/2 classes to miss)
  • Personal Page
  • Printer in dorms
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Expected to be living in an apartment, but it was dorms. It did not rain as much as I thought it was going to (did not need to bring 2 pairs of rain boots). There were places very nearby to buy things such as towels, hangers, toiletries, etc. We were provided with bed spreads/sheets/pillows.

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.