Doing all the things! or, Exploring London in the BU Internship Program Past Review

By (English and International Studies, Trinity University) - abroad from 08/01/2013 to 12/14/2012 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I really enjoyed the experience - we must have been to every museum in London and we also managed to get to other places in England and to France and Italy The most valuable thing I got from my program was probably the internship experience at a law firm, which is hard for undergrad students to get in the US.

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

It was really hard to find information about when facilities would be open, specifically the library or the student office. They made some mistakes with charging my student account for activities and it was a little bit of a hassle to get them fixed.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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)

London is very expensive!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The internship and my advisor there
  • Class schedules
  • Class field trips
* What could be improved?
  • Communication from the London admin
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Almost everybody on the program was a student at BU. This meant that most people came in with already established friend groups, and although I still made a lot of friends it was hard the first week or two!