LA: Busy Past Review

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Emerson College: Los Angeles - Emerson College in Los Angeles

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I felt that it was. I learned a lot while I was in LA and generally enjoyed the experience.

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.

I learned more in the LA program than I did most of my semesters at the Boston campus. The professors were really fantastic.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program


* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

It would have been nice to have some sort of Emerson sponsored cafe or something like that. We payed a similar amount to what we do at the Boston campus, but didn't get any meal plan or anything like that.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The trips we took were nice. I especially liked the Getty Center trip.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

No healthy or safety issues.

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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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • great professors
  • enjoyable internship
* What could be improved?
  • a little more free time
  • more community space to interact with other LA programers

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: VMA
Instructor: Peter Schink
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Best VMA class I've ever had. Peter is an absolutely amazing professor. We need people like that at the Boston campus.
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Media of Consumption

Course Department: VMA
Instructor: Scott Cooper
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Another great course. Professor was very intelligent and into the subject matter. He made it interesting with a mixtures of movies, readings, and discussion.
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