Past Review

By (Government, Clark University) for

CEA CAPA Education Abroad: London, England

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much about myself and others, the experience was priceless.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Foundation for International Education (FIE)
The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I feel as if I learned a lot and the professors were very helpful, however the staff and administrators at FIE were a little difficult and not respectful since we were not fully emerged into their program.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Elizabeth Watkins is a great overseas coordinator extremely helpful and understanding. She understands the way a program should be run and then strives for that, and she understands the students. She is also extremely knowledgeable about the country, and met all expectations.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We had great flats to live in, they were in a great location and extremely safe and beautiful. the only problem was it was hard to get things fixed by the ACORN staff.

* Food:

We went to the market and cooked our own food the majority of the time, so it was pretty good, we didn't go out to eat too much.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I learned a lot about British Culture and did a couple or weekend trips into Europe which were amazing.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

we tried to stay in groups and make sure someone knew where we were at al times as a precaution. And when we got sick we just went to the local pharmacy to get medicine, so that was easy.

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)


Language acquisition improvement?

N/A Every thing was taught in English

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? This program was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone, I loved it!!!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

British Life and Culture

Course Department:
Instructor: Brian Ridgers
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The Professor that taught this course was amazing, he was insightful, funny and smart he made the course truly enjoyable.
Credit Transfer Issues: