THe Journey was worth the experience. Past Review

By (Theatre Studies, Emerson College) - abroad from 01/08/2013 to 04/15/2013 with

Emerson College: Los Angeles - Emerson College in Los Angeles

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. My time was spent, learning, gathering, and preparing me for

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

- The program was great, but I wish there had been more job opportunities afterward.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

LA was very accomodating.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The Oakwoods were a lovely choice, close enough to campus, but not hard to find.

* Food:

Wish there had been more local and organic choices.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

- Was able to meet people from all over.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Was not needed.

* Safety:

no safety related incidents

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)

I wish Emerson provided low budget food along with housing. Cooking for myself and my roomate took more out of pocket then I would have liked.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? -$75-$100 per week. More so in times of travel.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? limit yourself. Emerson may not provide, but Los angeles has stores to buy in bulk, Costco, BevMo ETC.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Other
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?
  • my internship
  • my role
  • my contacts
* What could be improved?
  • Better group discussions
  • learning about my fellow classmates
  • more interactive events
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That it is possible to get around LA without a car. - They try to scare all incoming applicants by pushing them into renting and purchasing cars when it isn't neccessary.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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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.