CEA London: The Right Choice April 28, 2018

By (Western New England University) - abroad from 01/13/2018 to 05/26/2018 with

CEA: London, England

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Through many group projects, I learned how to work with people from all over the world. Also, learned a great deal about British history/culture through trips to Westminster Abbey, Hampton Court Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Emirates Stadium. Overall, studying abroad has been worthwhile because it has made me a more well-round and cultured individual.

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.

* 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?

* Safety:

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

From the application process to the on site team, CEA goes out of their way to make sure you have everything you need.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? £30
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure you exchange before you leave & don't become over dependant on your credit card.

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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  • Local 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?
  • On-site staff
  • Amount of activities/excursions
  • How immersive the program is
* What could be improved?
  • Not really that much; I found it to be pretty great
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How difficult dealing with culture shock is when you first arrive.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!