A great time abroad, with a few inconveniences and a bit expensive. Past Review

By (History and International and Global Studies, Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/11/2013 to 04/27/2013 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained great work experience and knowledge about England and London specifically. I learned how to get along in a foreign country.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administration was sometimes inaccessible or confusing.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The room was pretty small and the kitchen was not great.

* Food:

I cooked my own food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt immersed in my internship but not before that.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

BU was not helpful. I had to fend for myself when I was sick.

* Safety:

The area is great.

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? about 30 pounds on food and 30-40 on other expenses
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Investigate how much things will cost well in advance.


* 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
  • Housing
  • Classes
* What could be improved?
  • Medical Care
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How expensive everything was really going to be!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

History of Popular Culture

Course Department: History
Instructor: Kathryn LaMontagne and Michael Peplar
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was challenging and really informational. At the same time, I loved learning the material and felt like I was immersed in every class.
Credit Transfer Issues: