Best Time of My Life Past Review

By (Rollins College) - abroad from 09/03/2019 to 12/14/2019 with

CEA CAPA Education Abroad: London, England

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to appreciate every part of the world. This earth is so much bigger than just where we are from.

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.

The education was really great. The professors are extremely smart and want to see you succeed. In my opinion the workload was a lot easier then the U.S.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

CAPA's staff was excellent they did a great job of accommodating me and making me feel welcomed

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived in a nice urban apartment in Camden Town which was really cool. My roommates were cool and we had a great time

* Food:

The food was honestly hit or miss. The portion size is smaller and it takes time to get used to the food. I found a bunch of really good spots that i fell in love with!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I love the British culture, it is so easy to adapt to and enjoy.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not have any health issues. If any occur you can easily go to a local store and get what you need

* Safety:

London was extremely safe in my opinion I did not have to worry about anything.

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

This program was amazing with all the traveling opportunities and easy academics I loved it


* 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 uses the pound be mindful of this when budgeting

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 50$-100$
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Yes, save all your money. Traveling will add up! Traveling is a lot of fun and you will want to see everything.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

It was English

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? n/a

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?
  • People
  • Comfort
  • Oppotunities
* What could be improved?
  • Communication with students
  • housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew the conversion rate and exactly where I wanted to go before I began the program

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'