Loving London Past Review

By (Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State) - abroad from 01/03/2017 to 04/15/2017 with

IES Abroad: London - Study London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Studying through this program was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I would go back tomorrow if I were able. Not only were the professors absolutely amazing, but the way the program itself allowed us to fully immerse ourselves in the city through classes and group outings really gave us a unique perspective of being able to use the city to our advantage. I learned so much about myself and fell so in love with London, that I can't even begin to explain the impact it has had on my life.

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?

Chapter was incredible! The set up was so nice.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Would've liked to meet more students from England.

* 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)

I budgeted heavily so it wasn't too difficult after that.


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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
  • Professors and Classes
  • Accessibility
* What could be improved?
  • More integration with UK students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I would spend a lot of time with American students

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!