I traveled a ton Past Review

By (Economics, Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/10/2015 to 04/25/2015 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
You can a new perspective on the world. completely worth while

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

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?

Great location but I was in a triple

* Food:

They did have great communal kitchens. However, it can get crowded/dirty with 7 people using 1 kitchen.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

BU does a terrible terrible job at integrating you with London. My only real exposure was during the internship

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

You are given good health insurance that covers everything

* Safety:

the doors are safe, london is safe. don't take mini cabs and you'll see the next morning

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)

London is extremely extremely expensive for food and entertainment. Even if you go to the grocery store, food is still very expensive

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? be prepared to spend a lottttt


* 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?
  • housing location
  • internship
* What could be improved?
  • socialization with other program members
  • social programs with londoners
  • cost
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? pick something that is more unique than london

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.