Memorable, fun and cultural. Past Review

By (American Studies, Brandeis University) - abroad from 08/31/2014 to 12/13/2014 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a lot of knowledge about foreign cultures. I also gained valuable experience in my journalism internship. Definitely worthwile.

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.

Work was not intense by any means, but did require some critical thinking.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Always very helpful

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

A little small, but fine overall.

* Food:

Non-existent on my program.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Decently, but only because I made a personal effort.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Had no personal problems.

* Safety:

Always felt safe.

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)

This was definitely a skill I needed to learn early on.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy groceries and try as hard as possible not to eat out often.


* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Internship experience
  • Traveling
  • Experiencing new cultures
* What could be improved?
  • Better food program
  • More social programs
  • More programs with local Brits
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How to take advantage of slow days/days where I don't have much going on.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'