Amazing but housing was not great September 14, 2022

By (Film, Brandeis University) - abroad from 05/29/2022 to 07/22/2022 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Just basic skills for the work force and help reminded me of what I would life to do

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.

The Program overall was really good. The academics was challenging but not too bad.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program officials were amazing and helpful

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The housing was right next to the bar that was the only open one open late in a three-mile radius. At first, it was a little hard to feel safe. I made friends with the bouncers at the bar, so they always looked out for me. The rooms did not have good air flow. The rooms were so hot.

* Food:

cooked my own food. but the restaurents are so good in London

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

again it was just because of the location next to a bar. as a female-presenting person, some men when drunk got to aggressive

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

I would but if housing was different, but now that I know things to make it better.


* 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)

Because we where not in the place the budgeting was not great but we got a refund to help pay for transportation

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? over 100 a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? There are cheap food places. Try to drink a little before going out so you do not buy to many drinks.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • intership
  • being independent
* What could be improved?
  • housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Just realizing depending on where you are living if there is tube strikes may make transportation even more expensive

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.