Exploring a bigger world on my own Past Review

By (Business, International& Global Studies, Brandeis University) - 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?
How to interact with locals, how to adapt a new culture and participate actively in a life that is foreign to me. I accumulated some knowledge about my marketing- the field of my interest and did an internship in Disney London. That was a great experience overall. It's absolutely worthwhile to go study abroad in London.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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?

The location was perfect. but the room i live with too small for 4 girls. Four girls sharing one bathroom was crazy in the morning.

* Food:

The food I tried in the city and area was generally good but this question is not applicable because BU program does not serve food or anything.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Have plenty of time exploring London and other areas in the UK. Culturally the program was good.

* 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)


Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 200 Dollars
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Planning your trip ahead. For example, if you buy the train tickets 2 weeks prior to your departure, it would be much cheaper compared to a last min purchase.


* 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?
  • Internship- working everyday
  • Travelling and exploring London
  • Courses I have taken
* What could be improved?
  • The Housing conditions in general
  • More interactions with the local students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.