A sample of adult life by working and living in Los Angeles! Past Review

By (Communication, Trinity University) - abroad from 01/07/2013 to 04/26/2013 with

Boston University: Los Angeles - Los Angeles Internship

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained practical hands-on experience and networking skills while interning and associating with people on my career track. It was very worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It was overall a wonderful experience regarding having an internship near Hollywood and living in a fast-paced city.like Los Angeles.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The study-abroad program at Trinity was very good in helping me meet my deadlines.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Great and safe neighborhood and spacious apartments. Being able to walk alone at 10:30 at night in LA is rare, but the neighborhood was so safe!

* Food:

I cooked food at home. There's a lot of grocery stores nearby and they are walking distance so it is very convenient. There's Ralph, Whole Foods and The Grove's Farmers' Market.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I didn't need any medical attention while I was studying in LA, but the program informed us a lot about the medical centers close to us that we can go to.

* Safety:

Park La Brea apartments are located in West Hollywood, a very safe place compared to some parts in LA.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $60-$80
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Keep a list of your budget every week. Write down how much you spend per week.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Living in West Hollywood
  • The internship
  • LA culture
* What could be improved?
  • The length of the program could be longer.
  • More field trips
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Getting an internship when it's connected to a program like this is not very hard. I shouldn't have freaked out much.