Studying Drama in London Past Review

By (International and Intercultural Communication., Fordham University) - abroad from 09/04/2013 to 12/13/2013 with

Fordham University: London - London Dramatic Academy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about myself as both a person and as an actor. I learned that I am strong, independent, and resourceful. It was definitely worthwhile.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Very limited options.

* 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 overall

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about 60 pounds each week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Bring work out clothes and multiple umbrellas


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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 professors
  • The quality of training
  • Amount of time spent on training/ learning
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Venue for final theatrical performance
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I didn't really need to bring rain boots. I should have been more physically fit in preparation for all the dancing/movement work.