London: Making Another City My Home Past Review

By (Business Management, Central College) for

Central College Abroad: Study Abroad in London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Most definitely. I learned to be independent and be more open-minded of different cultures. That's something years in a classroom could have never taught me.

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 best educational experience out there. I wish it was a requirement to study abroad and schools were able to make it more affordable for everyone. I loved the ability to study and work but I was still able to have plenty of time for travelling around the UK and Europe.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

It was not free for other Central students studying abroad to stay with us at Vandon House, which was a serious flaw in the administration. Otherwise, they were very helpful in any situation.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Amazing neighborhood - only a couple blocks away from Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, the houses of Parliament, etc.

* Food:

Victoria Cafe near Victoria station - inexpensive and pretty decent!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Fall Break in Italy. We took a wine tour around Tuscany and it was possibly the best 30 Euro I've ever spent!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never felt unsafe while abroad - but I was always aware of my surroundings.

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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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? One that isn't going to sit around. Get out and experience everything you can...otherwise, you're wasting your money.