London - The Golden Days! September 22, 2017

By (Texas A&M - Corpus Christi) - abroad from 05/17/2017 to 07/01/2017 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 that I am fully capable of being independent. I learned more about who I was as a person and how I handle different situations. I am more confident in myself thanks to this experience.

Review Photos

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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 was amazing. The classes were very inclusive and informative but also tons of fun!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administration were very helpful and supportive throughout my time abroad. They were also eager to answer my questions and give me advice.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved my flat building. The only thing that was difficult to live with was the lack of air conditioning. But, we were warned about that before our arrival!

* Food:

I am a picky eater but I was always able to find some kind of food to eat! Grocery shopping was a challenge at first but once i got in a routine, finding what i liked was easy.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt safe being in my host city. I would recommend getting a purse that hangs your body so that it is constantly attached to you. Be aware of your surroundings and make sure you keep your personal items close to you!

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

My time spent with this program was truly incredible. This program was the perfect fit for me, as was this city! I am so thankful that i was able to meet such wonderful people and take classes in the beautiful city 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)

I enjoyed spending money whenever i could on fun activities but I was always aware of my budget. It was not impossible to manage my money, you just need to have a plan!

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 125 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make a budget plan before you leave! Include food, activities, clothes, and souvenirs!

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
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?
  • CAPA Staff
  • The Locals (accents <3)
  • The Tourist attractions
* What could be improved?
  • A/C in flats (if applicable)
  • Staying closer to CAPA
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would have known that six weeks goes by a lot quicker than you think. Make the most of every second in this incredible city!

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!