Great experience abroad but wouldn't chose the program Past Review

By (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?

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

The administration made it difficult to change classes and allowed the wifi outage to last for a week in my building before doing anything about it.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Good location and clean. No gym facilities or common areas aside from the kitchen and a classroom in the building.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The internship helped but other than that there was very little integration.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

I loved studying abroad and I really loved my internship, but I thought the program was not great. I didn't enjoy my classes very much. The facilities we lacking important features and had difficult limitations on use. The staff was also not very helpful. They made it difficult to change courses and were slow to respond to inquiries and issues.


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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
  • Location
* What could be improved?
  • Facilities
  • Classes
  • Staff
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How difficult they would make things.