the only living boy in nx Past Review

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/09/2017 to 06/27/2017 with

Goldsmiths, University of London: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I know now what I want from an education that Wellesley doesn't offer, and I feel more inclined to do post graduate studies.

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?

abroad students are required to get housing for the entire 6 months duration, even though most classes end by april this information is unclear/misleading on the website. something to be aware of. Theres also a lot of surveillance constantly as well, guards occasionally in your flat for no reason.

* Food:

i cooked for myself

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Goldsmiths has very limited on site counseling/therapy, though this is advertised otherwise. NHS also does not offer good counseling.

* Safety:

It's a city so you obviously have to like, keep an eye out for yourself.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Goldsmiths has great academic offerings and is much more left-y than wellesley has the guts to b. which is refreshing., helpful stimulating at best, stifling and (still) alienating at worst.


* 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? 150 or so generally
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cities are expensive, know this going into it. Consider housing separate from Goldsmiths. It's so expensive, and you can find cheaper places in new cross. there are lots of flatshare pages on faceboook for goldsmiths area/south east london in general.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
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?
  • academics
  • location
* What could be improved?
  • accommodation contractual agreement
  • communication on module requirements
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? that all exchange students in the spring must sign a 6 month contract for accommodation, and that this cannot be altered.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!