A Journey through England's History and Literature Past Review

By (ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS., Brigham Young University) - abroad from 06/23/2013 to 08/12/2013 with

Brigham Young University: London - English Language in Britain Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that people are similar wherever you go. They have very similar problems and similar concerns. However, I was able to learn how historically people have dealt with those problems and how that has affected us today. I learned more about culture and attitudes than I would have just reading about it because I learned it from my experience. Moreover, I was also able to experience a bit of history and feel how old and important a lot of these places are. I am more able to appreciate diversity and better equipped to tackle questions, problems, etc.

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 intense, we had a lot of work crammed into very little time.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Living in a flat was great. We got to become part of London.

* Food:

We had to buy our own food with money from the program because the London Centre was being remodeled.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We didn't really have enough time to get to know people in our neighborhood.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

No problems.

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)

Cost was relatively inexpensive in comparison to what I would have had to pay going over own my own.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50 dollars
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? when you withdraw money from ATMs, do it in large sums.


* 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
* 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?
  • Professors
  • Sites we visited
  • Classmates
* What could be improved?
  • Live closer together
  • More visits to places outside of London
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I'm not sure. Maybe that the classes will be harder than you expect so go prepared to study and have zero free-time between the program and the classes.

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.