A Once in a Life Time Opportunity Past Review

By (Business Administration, Fordham University) - abroad from 01/12/2013 to 04/27/2013 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worth while. I felt more comfortable living with American students but also got to interact with locals through my internship. I also enjoyed my classes, and learned things about the British culture through them as well.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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:

BU provides shared kitchens in the dorms. There are no dining halls.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I loved being able to do an internship as part of the program. I really felt like it helped me learn more about the British culture by interacting with locals.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not encounter any health issues.

* Safety:

The BU dorms are in South Kensington, which is a very safe area.

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? 100/week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save up, because you are going to want to travel and see as much as you can when you are there. People said that transportation to other countries was dirt cheap but I found it to be a bit expensive even when using discount airlines.


* 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
* 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?
  • My Internship
  • Ability to Travel
* What could be improved?
  • 4 Hour Classes Were Long
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing, I learned a lot and I definitely want to go back to London.

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.