Interning, Learning and Exploring London September 01, 2016

By (Clark University - Worcester) - abroad from 01/12/2016 to 04/22/2016 with

CAPA The Global Education Network: London Study or Intern Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a ton about the world I am living in. I learned that a lot of the struggles and challenges we face as Americans are not at all the same thing that people in other parts of the world struggle with. This experience opened my eyes to all the great things I have had a privilege to and taught me to be fortunate for this. I would say this was definitely a worthwhile experience.

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.

* 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

The combination of Classes and Internship was the perfect way to get integrated into London society. Classes allowed me to learn in and about the city I was in. Working at my internship allowed me to meet local residents, make local friends, and hear their first hand opinions of London.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Find the deals at the grocery stores. There are lots of them!

Language

* 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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • My internship
* What could be improved?
  • I wish I could take classes with locals
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Londoners actually like Americans. Prior to going, I was told to almost be afraid of Londoners because they "didn't like" Americans. I found out that this was a complete myth.