Past Review

By (Finance and Financial Management Services., Providence College) for

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Very worth while. I gained knowledge about myself, the world, and people in general. All positive experiences

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Spring 2009

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* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

This was by far the best experience of my life. I learned a lot in the classroom but i definitely learned a lot more simply by experiencing London on a day-to-day basis and all the other major cities and countries i visited while I was in Europe. I enjoyed learning about myself, different cultures, and global business while in Europe

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I gave it a 4/5 globes because i was extremely satisfied with my whole experience.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

i lived in a a "flat" with three other American guys. We all got a long and made perennial friendships. <br /><br /> I loved living in South kensington. Great location for a college student.

* Food:

The food in London is fantastic. There is an infinite amount of cultures in London which makes your choice of food so varied.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

London is the best city to socialize with people from all over the world. You can always find something fun to do no matter what day of the week it is.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Always felt safe because i had a large group of friends.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring a lot of money! if going to London transfer your banking account to the Bank of America because it will cost less to withdraw money out of the Barclays ATM machine. Every penny i spent abroad was well worth it and i have no regrets.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Study abroad you will not regret it! It is an unforgettable experience.