The most eye-opening and soul freeing adventure !!!! August 30, 2017

By (Mount Saint Mary College) - abroad from 06/01/2017 to 06/30/2017 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 about different cultures, traditions, and values of the English culture. I also learned many pop-culture influences such as fashion and British Textiles.

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

CAPA was amazing ! They made this nerve-racking experience calming, safe, welcoming, and enjoyable. I feel like at I was at home the whole time I was there. I also knew if I had any questions or concerns they would be there to help me in every way!!!!

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? 1,000 dollars
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eat out only on weekends and special occasions. Cooking/Eating in your resident more often will save you a lot of money !

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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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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 Safety
  • The Organization
  • The Field Trips
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Again, nothing!! It was amazing !!!! I felt very prepared for my trip!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!