Unforgettable Past Review

By (Hospitality Management, East Carolina University) - abroad from 01/03/2015 to 05/23/2015 with

CEA: London, England

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Friends, life/travel experience, memories! I absolutely loved my time abroad. I would give anything to go back!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Cassandra is amazing! She'll take care of you if you need anything and is always a phone call away. She organizes the best trips around England!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

London is very expensive, try to plan meals with friends. It is very hard to cook for one.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Pubs, pints, football!!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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

Finances

* 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)

Food markets,cook with friends, anything to cut costs! I would plan to eat out once per week (personal preference) and I would go to markets for the best deals on fruits/veg (Borough and Brick Lane!!)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Average around $160/week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't spend all your money the first month! Several people did that and regretted it! Balance meals, pub money and save some money to experience football/rugby games!

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
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?
  • CEA Host
  • London itself
  • Ease of Registration
* What could be improved?
  • Dinner boat cruise
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be open minded about trips and save more money!

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.