The opportunity and experience of a lifetime! Past Review

By (Marketing., Providence College) - abroad from 01/17/2013 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 insight into life in a foreign country. Not only did I learn about the city I lived in but I learned about all the countries I traveled to. I also learned a lot about myself and how I want to live my life out of school. The experience was absolutely worthwhile and I would go back in a heartbeat!

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.

Not very rigorous or intense, but still a great learning experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Housing and student life coordinator difficult to get in contact with, extremely delayed or no responses at all to emails, very unhelpful.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

No food was provided, all paid for my the individual.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I visited the local physician twice while in London for minor sinus infections and flu like symptoms, although the visits were expensive (110 GBP) the healthcare system and physicians were excellent. Extremely helpful and knowledgable and very easily accessible.

* Safety:

I felt very safe in London and more specifically in South Kensington.

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)

I spent a lot of money on food, travel and souvenirs.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Roughly $100-$200 per week.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? When grocery shopping try to only buy what you think you'll need for that week, I wasted a lot of food because I forgot what I had and it would go bad after traveling for the weekends.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Location!
  • Internship experience
* What could be improved?
  • Accessibility of the staff.
  • Living arrangements (dorms/apartments).
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That London has everything you could ever need while studying abroad and not to overpack.

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.