"Interstudy South Africa Changed my Life in Los Angeles: A kickstarter for my career" Past Review

By (Journalism., Emerson College) for

Emerson College: Los Angeles - Emerson College in Los Angeles

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Got an amazing understanding of business in Los Angeles that I otherwise would not have received.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It's completely unnecessary to take an internship "class" in addition to all the other work we had to do through our courses, and more importantly, our internship.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Offering and internship experience for credit in the entertainment hub of Los Angeles was an amazing experience.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Way too expensive, should have been allowed to find own housing.

* 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:

very safe

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?

Select all that apply

  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Get a great internship, then make the most of it.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Entertainment journalism

Course Department: Journalism
Instructor: Spines
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was great, very hands on, passionate/knowledgeable professor.
Credit Transfer Issues: no