Incredible Past Review

By (Economics., Brandeis University) - abroad from 08/29/2014 to 12/13/2014 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The internship component allowed me to connect with locals and learn first hand about British culture. Students who can go abroad and choose not to should reconsider and take advantage of this amazing opportunity. You learn so much while doing everything for yourself, including traveling.

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

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

N/A Cooked for ourselves.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Work experience allowed me to connect with locals.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Healthcare and easy access to a free doctor's office.

* Safety:

Never felt threatened in this city.

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? Too much. London is quite expensive.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Take public transportation.


* 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?
  • Connecting with locals through internship
  • Ability to explore nightlife
  • Not extremely challenging classes to give students time to explore London
* What could be improved?
  • Culture assimilation
  • The area in which they are located, the richest are of London, so very nice, but far away from everything
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To relax and know that I was going to have an incredible time

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.