LA Program helped prepare me for post-grad work, but selection process is flawed. 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 had a wonderful internship and learned a lot. I enjoyed exploring the area, but ultimately came to the decision that LA was not the city for me. This program provided me with a safe "crash course" in Los Angeles and I truly value my experience there.

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* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I took two classes, so that, on top of being an RA and having an internship 3 days a week, was a lot of work. But, I really enjoyed my classes and found them to be highly applicable to what I was doing at my internship.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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? 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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A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You'll be busy, but make sure to take time to explore the Los Angeles area--especially if you're planning on moving there after graduation. Also, be sure to take advantage of opportunities to connect with local alumni!