Fantastic learning experience September 06, 2016

By (SUNY - College at Oswego) - abroad from 01/13/2016 to 04/23/2016 with

CAPA The Global Education Network: London Study or Intern Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My internship provided through CAPA gave me a lot of professional experience. Living in London gave me plenty of worldly perspective.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

There was a handful of excellent professors and course offerings, but a fair share of poor professors. CAPA had an excellent balance between academic intensity and allowing students to enjoy the city and their time abroad.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

CAPA places you around the city in different living arrangements. They are close to the CAPA center and range in different demographics.

* Food:

London is full of different types of food from around the globe.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The internships and CAPA programs are very helpful in integrating its students into 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

CAPA provided me with wonderful opportunities through classes and internships. London was an amazing city full of life and plenty of things to see and do every day.

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)

London is an expensive city and budgeting is very important.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? approximately $2500 to $3000
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan weekend and spring break trips in advanced, it will allow you to budget for both your time in London and on vacation.

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?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Location
  • Internship Opportunites
  • Integration into culture
* What could be improved?
  • Selection of professors
  • Learning through internships program
  • Dealing with absences
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I chose to stay longer after it ended.

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.