Amazing. Past Review

By (Fordham University) - abroad from 01/12/2012 to 05/12/2012 with

Fordham University: London - London Dramatic Academy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about the culture there and how differently people live. Absolutely worthwhile.

Review Photos

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

There was no easily accessible library, nor desks in our flats, which made it difficult to find someplace to study.

* 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? No


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? £60
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Walk as much as you can to try to save money.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • The independence we were given.
* What could be improved?
  • The quality of the flats, because the location was great. The professors and the pre departure meetings could be more informative - they did not prepare me at all for what was to come.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I would not be taking classes with local students.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Financial Management

Course Department:
Instructor: Professor Nicholas Wilkenson
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was not a challenging class, but I struggled with the class because the professor refused to teach. He would stand at the front of the room reading off of a power point slide. He never explained anything further than the book did or try to help us understand any of the theories with real world examples. It was a rarity if he ever went over sample problems for us; we typically had to ask him numerous times to go over something in more detail, and even then he did so very reluctantly. It is my honest opinion that he did not want us to succeed in his class, or he was indifferent to our performance in his class.
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