London Internship Program Past Review

By (HISTORY., CAPA The Global Education Network) for

CEA CAPA Education Abroad: London, England

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The internship opened my eyes to career possibilities that I had not considered before. I could see myself working in that field now that I have a bit of experience.

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 courses were challenging enough to be stimulating without overwhelming our already busy schedules. I liked all three of my professors and thought they did a fine job.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The apartment was a bit crowded (6 of us in 2 bedrooms, with common area and kitchen) but for the time we were there it served our needs fine. The only recurring issue was lightbulbs, which burned out very quickly.

* Food:

I was within walking distance of several markets and had no trouble preparing my own food, an incident with a faulty can-opener notwithstanding.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I enjoyed the opportunity to travel.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I don't remember any safety concerns other than the aggressiveness of double-decker bus drivers and bicyclists towards pedestrians.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? If you can manage your time and deal with a busy foreign city then this program can be very rewarding, not to mention a great boost for your resume.