An Unforgettable European Adventure Past Review

By (Auburn University) - abroad from 06/17/2017 to 07/29/2017 with

CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Summer in London - University of Westminster

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to interact with people from all over the world and manage my emotions more than I ever have. It was truly an eye-opening experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The staff of the Regent Street campus (specifically reception) was unnecessarily rude and in no way helpful throughout the duration of my time studying.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Due to the short nature of the program and the lack of local students in classes, I did not feel I was at all integrated into the culture. I learned more about Australia from a classmate than I did London.

* 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? No

I would not go back to University of Westminster or do an international program. However, I would still go through CISabroad and London. I hope to do an internship through CIS in London another summer or study at another university for a full semester.


* 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? unknown


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • London
  • location of the university
  • the friends I made
* What could be improved?
  • University of Westminster staff is poor
  • University of Westminster Education Abroad team is not helpful and needs to adjust issues within their operation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It's okay to be who you are, because even if you don't fit in where you are in that moment, you have a place somewhere in the world

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Entertaining London

Course Department:
Instructor: Vincent Gibogwe
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The professor could not comprehend what anyone was saying a majority of the time despite having lived in the United Kingdom for a considerable time. The course was described as being centered around how to operate a business in the entertainment industry (cinema, theatre, etc.), but was instead taught entirely at an elementary level of what different entertainment outlets are and the economic implications of cinemas. The course was in no way useful or enjoyable.
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