An Amazing Experience! Past Review

By (Public Health, University of Rochester) - abroad from 01/06/2015 to 04/18/2015 with

IES Abroad: London & Oxford - Health Practice & Policy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a lifelong experience of learning about a different culture, people, food, and history. My experience abroad has provided me with the tools and experience to be a better public health professional in the future, as well as a better person with a different perspective.

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IES Abroad: London - Health Practice and Policy Photo

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


* 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)

It can be a little challenging since London is pretty expensive!

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save Money and cook with friends so that your not eating out all the time.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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?
  • Jamaica
  • Service Learning Placement
  • Oxford Course
* What could be improved?
  • Maybe having a spring or fall break in the program
  • More inclusion with locals
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I believe I knew a lot before this program since I had friends that also did this program and my school is very involved with this program as well.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.