Lydia In London April 14, 2016

By (Fashion / Apparel Design, Albright College) - abroad from 09/01/2015 to 12/12/2015 with

CAPA The Global Education Network: London Study or Intern Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
One of the cool things I learned is that no one is going to get you where you want to be. You have to motivate and push your own self to do that. The daily tube rides were always crowded and pressed for space. If you did not move, you was not going anywhere.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

This program gives me the option to “personalize the experience” by allowing me to both take a full load of courses and participate in an internship or service learning opportunity.

* 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?

I can honestly see myself living there for a few months.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not have any health problems while I was in London.

* Safety:

London is a very safe city.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

It was a dream come true to intern and study in London, and the CAPA program helped me fulfill that dream!

Finances

* 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? 100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save your money before you study aboard!

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • Host Family
* 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?
  • The City
  • The Staff
  • The Other Students
* What could be improved?
  • The host family
  • The food
  • More Schoalrships
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It will be expensive, but it is worth every penny!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.