The Abroad experience was amazing, but the studying aspect severely lacked. Past Review

By (Eastern Illinois University) - abroad from 01/21/2018 to 05/09/2018 with

CISabroad (Center for International Studies): London - The London Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained such an appreciation for the country and the people who live there. I gained life-long friends who I still talk to everyday. It was absolutely worthwhile and I’d recommend it to anyone

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

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* Housing:

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* Social & Cultural Integration:

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* Health Care:

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

London was everything I dreamed it would be. I loved the city and I love the friends I made. However, Roehampton did nothing to help build relationships with international and local students, so every class I felt like an outside along with the dorms.


* 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? $100-$150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring so much more money than you imagine you’ll need and budget budget budget. Food is rarely processed overseas so it goes bad much faster, and you’ll be eating out significantly more than you plan.


* 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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  • Local Students
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location of the University
  • Times of classes
* What could be improved?
  • The intermingle of Local and International Students
  • The prepare of how different classes will be
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That classes were more like lectures and everything is self taught, And that no matter what you do, some people simply won’t accept you because you’re different, and that’s so okay. You can still have an amazing time!

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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.