Loving London Past Review

By (Le Moyne College) - abroad from 09/06/2016 to 12/17/2016 with

IES Abroad: London - Study London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned more about myself than I expected, which was great. I also learned a different perspective other than my own like how the British view America and things we do that they think is interesting that I don't think about.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Classes were not super challenging, which was great.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Staff were always helpful, and even read my blogs for the school.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Staff from the company of the housing were rude sometimes, but they had great activities for us as residents.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I would always walk to class the twenty minutes so I could explore the culture more. I was even stopped a few times because people thought I was from there.

* 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

The location, the staff, and the people I met were amazing. I still keep in contact everyday!


* 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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Location
  • Travel
  • Staff
* What could be improved?
  • Housing Staff
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't worry about feeling like an outsider, because London is one of the most welcoming cities.

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.