A Great Program to Experience London Past Review

By (Indiana University - Bloomington) - abroad from 09/02/2014 to 12/13/2014 with

IES Abroad: London & Oxford - Health Practice & Policy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained so many friends and had so many adventures. I became more independent and learned to make my own budget and travel plans. It was the best three months of my life and I already miss it!

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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.

The semester I went was a transition. The professors at IES were both given the class a few weeks before it began, which made things a little bit wobbly at first, but eventually they found their stride and made the classes interesting. They were always willing to help us in and out of class!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The staff of IES were incredibly friendly and helped me and my friends out in every situation that we came upon!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

NIDO was in a good location and was very nice, albeit a bit small.

* Food:

All meals provided by IES were delicious and they made sure that people with food allergies or preferences were accommodated for

* 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


* 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)

London is the most expensive city in the word, and it definitely is reflected.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 60 to 70 dollars


* 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?

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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
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?
  • Good location in London
  • Wonderful staff
  • Time commitment is enough to learn but not too much so that you cannot see the city
* What could be improved?
  • Oxford class is a bit tedious to get to
  • Better preparation for Jamaica
  • Teachers could be given more notice
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how much I was going to buy so that I didn't pack as much!

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!