London and More! April 19, 2019

By (Albright College) - abroad from 09/05/2018 to 12/15/2018 with

CAPA London: Study & Intern Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about art. My minor is in arts administration so the fact that I was able to learn so much about Modern Art and see most of it in person, was incredible. I will always remember that, and miss how accessible some of the greatest pieces of art where to me.

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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?

Living with a family made social and cultural integration happen much faster than the rest of my peers who lived in flats.

* 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 ample opportunity to travel and learn while abroad. My learning was also experiential. I went to museums and traveled to other countries and witnessed some of the things discussed in class.

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? If I was traveling my expenses were higher, but when I was in London it would be about $25/week.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Do a homestay and pack lunch when you go to your internship.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Host Family
* 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?
  • Staying with a host family
  • The opportunity I had to travel
  • The theatres and pubs I spent time in while there
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I would've filled out more scholarship applications before I left.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.