Best Study Abroad Experience I Could've Asked For November 13, 2017

By (University of Missouri - Columbia) - abroad from 01/03/2017 to 04/22/2017 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 a lot about independence. Prior to the experience, I would've never thought I was the kind of person to go out exploring on my own and interacting with strangers. While in London, I found myself getting lost walking the streets of the amazing city and just taking in the culture.

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

I had a great experience in terms of my living conditions, my classes, my internship placement, and the people I spent the semester with.

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? About $75 a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make a detailed budget prior to going.

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?
  • The classes
* What could be improved?
  • The distance from the CAPA center and my apartment
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing stands out to me in regards to this. I felt prepared and educated about what my semester was going to entail.

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.