It was AWESOME! Past Review

By (Home & Family Living, Brigham Young University) - abroad from 05/07/2013 to 06/20/2013 with

Brigham Young University: London - London Theatre Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worth it. The culture isn't super different from the USA, but it's enough different that it really made me appreciate some things about the US and some of the unique things about England.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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)

It ended up being much more expensive to live in London than I thought it would be. It partially depends on the conversion rate when you go.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? At least $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring snack foods from the US with you- like granola bars, etc. That way you'll have something to curb your hunger while you're there. Also, pasta and pb sandwiches are cheap foods you can make for yourself.


* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • plays
  • historic sites
  • museums
* What could be improved?
  • more evenly spaced excursions
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It's worth it to get a direct flight. Know that London is expensive to live in.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'