Interesting December 12, 2022

By (Business Management, University of Hartford) - abroad from 09/08/2022 to 12/17/2022 with

CEA CAPA Education Abroad: London, England

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to deal with people from different backgrounds, how to live in London and what to expect when living in another country. It was a good experience but I will not be coming back to London again.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The classes weren't academic level, as majority of courses didn't give us consistent work but piled it on for finals.

* 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?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Didn't have a good Covid protocol.

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

CAPA didn't give a good experience, a university would've been better and would've allowed me to make more international friends.


* 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)

It was a lot more money than I anticipated.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 250$
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook! Find local food shops and cheap grocery stores. Budget money specifically for travel. STICK TO YOUR BUDGET!


* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The trips
  • The food excursions
  • The staff
* What could be improved?
  • Getting us prepared to live here
  • Better roommates
  • Better internship opportunities
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You won't get along with everyone, only spend time with people who are worth your time.

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.