Take me back! Past Review

By (Business Administration, Management and Operations., Providence College) - 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?
I grew as a person and student, I learned so much more than could ever be taught in a classroom. Studying abroad forces you to challenge yourself in ways you didn't know were possible. It's a transformational experience, you come back a different person.

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Boston University: London - London Internship Program Photo

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

Very informative staff, always helpful which made for an easy transition from America to what was at the time a foreign country.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Great housing accommodations and in a beautiful and safe location.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had to make a trip to visit a local doctor once and it was very simple. The staff outlines the process in a very easy manner and the doctor was within walking distance of the residencies.

* Safety:

Very safe, safe neighborhood and front lobby staffed all night long.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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)

Definitely an expensive trip, need to be prepared for that.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make your own meals, try to limit the amount you eat out!


* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The friends I made
* What could be improved?
  • The internship was too much, took away from experiencing London.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That it flies by! So don't waste any time being nervous or homesick, it's over in the blink of an eye you don't want to waste those short four months-get out there and see the world!

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!