London for Beginners! Past Review

By (International Relations, Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/10/2016 to 04/23/2016 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to be comfortable with myself.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Courses are less challenging than Brandeis curriculum

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Dorms are really spread out

* Food:

Food is all on you!!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Had the stomach flu for about a week and administrators and staff were there to help with most everything. They even went to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription for me. When I needed medical attention they taxied me to the ER with a member of staff from my choosing. That member of staff stayed with me until i was released from hospital.

* Safety:

London is like any other big city!

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

The program is easy to navigate and very straight forward while allowing you ample time to travel across the channel and explore the city on a weekly basis


* 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? 250
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save up at least $2000-$3000 just for food!


* 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?
  • Staff
  • Flexibility to travel
* What could be improved?
  • Housing locations
  • Housing amenities
  • Class scheduling
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It's okay to be a tourist sometimes

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.