A diverse and enriching time overseas January 31, 2018

By (Lasell College) - abroad from 09/11/2017 to 12/16/2017 with

CAPA The Global Education Network: London Study or Intern Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was absolutely worthwhile; what didn't I learn? From academics to society, my education covered everything I had hope it would. I walked away feeling like more of a well rounded individual, more independent, more enthusiastic about travel as a whole, etc.

Review Photos

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Definitely provided a challenge in terms of cultural differences and student expectation.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They genuinely cared about the success and comfort of their foreign students

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Comfortable and had everything we needed; just small.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

So diverse and rich in culture and experience

* 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 genuinely cares about the safety and success of their students, while providing an even balance of programming and freedom to explore. Dublin has easily become one of my favorite cities/places in the world because of CAPA facilitating such a wonderful environment.

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? 45 Euro approximately
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Start saving early and often; look up prices for groceries in your abroad location; set up some sort of meal plan in your budget.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* 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?
  • My internship
  • The connections I made
  • The travel
* What could be improved?
  • More information beforehand about meal prep/budgeting
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That it's okay not to have all the information; in order to be comfortable, you first have to be uncomfortable.

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.