A valuable experience with incredible people in the most creative city! Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/24/2018 to 12/14/2018 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to live on my own in a foreign country. I learned invaluable information from my awesome classes in music computing, computing, and music. Absolutely worthwhile!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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:

* 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

Goldsmiths was the coolest place creating the coolest, most innovative ideas.


* 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)


* 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?

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  • 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
  • Americans
  • 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?
  • physical computing
  • songwriting
  • the people
* What could be improved?
  • registration process
  • a couple more study abroad program activities touring around london
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? how incredible it would be so not I would not be so nervous

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!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Physical Computing

Course Department: Computing
Instructor: Saskia Freeke
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I absolutely loved this course!! It was so valuable, interesting, informative, and creative. I learned how to code for microprocessors which were then responsible for powering and running electronic circuits I built. I also learned how to solder, use a laser cutter, and use a 3D printer. I cannot describe how much I learned from this awesome course!
Credit Transfer Issues: Not sure yet. I don't think I'll have any issues. I was told I will get a Computer Science elective credit from my home institution for this course.
Course Name/Rating:

Music Computing 2: Generatvie Processes and Techniques in Music Composition

Course Department: Music Computing
Instructor: Daniel James Ross
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This course was very challenging, informative, valuable, and rewarding. The teacher was knowledgeable in the material. I participated the same as I would at my home institution. We were assessed by writing our own software programs for generative and stochastic music compositions.
Credit Transfer Issues: Not sure yet.
Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: Music
Instructor: James Ewers
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Loved this course! Learned SO much about songwriting and ways to become a better worker of writing songs as opposed to waiting around for inspiration to hit. The teachers were all knowledgeable in songwriting. I participated a lot in the class -- there were workshops every other week where we had to prepare and sing our own songs. Assessed by paper, recordings of original songs, and performances of original songs.
Credit Transfer Issues: Hopefully not. Still unsure.
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London World's Music Capital

Course Department: Music
Instructor: Malcolm Miller
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Went to a concert in London every week sponsored by the music department. Very interesting and cool. Good amount of writing for huge journal and final huge papers. Also final presentation. Class and schedule was a bit disorganized which made it hard to plan out the week because we often did not know when we would be attending concerts.
Credit Transfer Issues: I don't think so...still unsure.