Enjoyable London Experience Past Review

By (Villanova University) - abroad from 06/11/2017 to 08/20/2017 with

CAPA Shanghai Study & Intern Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned a lot about adapting abroad

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Not too rigorous, still had free time to explore the city and not feel bogged down with work

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

very detailed pre departure paperwork and instructions

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

amazing apartment in central London

* Food:

N/A, we had our own kitchens so we did all of our own cooking

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

field trips were very helpful and entertaining

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

during attacks/fires/etc, CAPA checked in on us frequently

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


* 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)

London is expensive

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? don't eat out, cook, etc


* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • independence
  • travel
  • learning
* What could be improved?
  • length of time in London
  • more travel time in Paris
  • walking tours
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? 10 weeks feels longer than you'd think

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.