A Grand Experience Overall! Past Review

By (SUNY - College at Oswego) - abroad from 09/04/2019 to 12/14/2019 with

CEA CAPA Education Abroad: London, England

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a new sense of self-confidence and a greater appreciation for all things I had never experienced before.

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 component of this study abroad was relatively low intensity study, however it was very immersive. Field studies are a distinct part of this program and as a theatre person, they got you inside shows and backstage tours.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The administration was decent enough. Always looking for ways to expand the student experience and involve people in the program.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Amazing living accomodation. I lived in Camden in an apartment with 3 other girls, only a 3 minute walk from Camden Market and a 2 minute walk from the tube station.

* Food:

London is known for having a wide array of international cuisine. After awhile, fish and chips gets old but you always have a lot of backup options.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The academic portion of the program was what immersed you the most in British life, however I found that most of my time was spent with other American students.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Britain has free healthcare for foreigners if you know where to go, and the one time I thought I would need emergency care, my program helped me the entire way through.

* Safety:

I had a couple strange run ins here and there, but I've never felt safer in a city.

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

I want to go back to that time so badly. Amazing city and amazing experiences.


* 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. Lesser in food and more in how theres such an abundance of things to do all the time. You are compelled to spend money

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make one budget for living expenses and a whole separate budget for travel. A weekend away in another country might put you back $300 and I'd budget around $125 for food for that whole weekend.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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 free art in the city
  • The immersive learning experience
  • The incredible professors
* What could be improved?
  • The timelieness of the information given before the program
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Budget for travel

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.