Once in a Lifetime Experience Past Review

By (Teaching - Special Education (Learning Disabilities), Brigham Young University) - abroad from 06/24/2013 to 08/12/2013 with

Brigham Young University: London - London Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned history, culture, literature, and overall felt I was very immersed in British culture. I really gained a love for the place and the people. I want to come back to England again!

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $70-80
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan meals ahead of time not when your hungry!


* 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?
  • Making Friends with BYU students
  • Exploring the City
  • Theatre
* What could be improved?
  • Classwork compared to tests were unbalanced
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Pay attention to your money and where it is going. Someone had their credit card number stolen and it took them awhile to notice. Be ready to be independent. Not everyone will want to do the same things and sometimes you have to explore alone.

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.