Amazing London study abroad experience! Past Review

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/11/2014 to 04/26/2014 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes very worthwhile I learned that i would love to live in london in the future. it's very easy to assimilate to the culture

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

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:

kitchens available to cook in in all living arrangements

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

difficult to find other brits our age to interact with

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

easily accessible using the phone number provided-and all prescription drugs free

* Safety:

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)

london is very expensive

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? not sure
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? cook in the dorms to save money


* 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 social events offered
  • the great location of the dorms
  • the architecture class i took
* What could be improved?
  • the amount of people living in one room
  • the internship process
  • the lack of interaction with locals
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? the internship process is extremely tedious and the agency that gives out the internships doesn't really care about your happiness or finding you an internship match that meets what you requested

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.