BU London Internship forced me to enter the real world and become independent. Past Review

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Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I became much more independent and much more open to different ways of thinking. I have never been in a non-religious school, so the BU london was a first for me. I could definitely see the difference in behavior. My cultural awareness was greatly increased because i had an internship. This is the best way to learn about a culture- not through a museum, but the actual workplace.

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.

the workload was all at the end.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

disorganization and no teaching office hours.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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? 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? remember to convert the currencies...the pound is very dangerous.

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

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? See every tourist attraction and museum and dont be afraid to visit other countries and come home with no money in your bank account.