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By (Global Studies, Providence College) - abroad from 09/01/2012 to 12/15/2012 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about working in another culture. It was interesting how different the work environment is in London. Despite speaking the same language, there is a very different culture in the UK. I was worthwhile.

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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.

The classes are long (4 hours at a time) but very little outside work

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They set up programs but they were not very well attended and it was very hard to meet people

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived in the crofton in a quad. It was crowded but worth living in this building as opposed to the other housing options. The shared kitchen with 12 others was also difficult at times.

* Food:

I was expecting the food to be horrible but I was very surprised. All different types of cuisine and interesting restaurants.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never felt unsafe walking home from the tube or bus stop late at night. The housing is located in kensington which is one of the safest areas in London.

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)

everything is expensive even if you are looking at things in dollars. Then you have to basically double the price because of the conversion rate. you will spend a ton of money!

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 300


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The classes
* What could be improved?
  • The placement process
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It is a good idea to go with someone you know. Because this program is popular, many people come with groups of friends and there are not very many opportunities to meet everyone on the program.

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.