The Best Experience Abroad Past Review

By (Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State) - abroad from 01/03/2017 to 04/14/2017 with

IES Abroad: London - Study London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Studying abroad allowed me to experience life in other countries. I gained new friends who I traveled around the world with. I learned so much about the history of London through several of my classes. On a daily basis I explored different parts of the city through my classes that made learning more exciting and enjoyable. I also gained a lot of experience traveling on my own which has given me confidence for future travels.

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.

* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • the program staff
  • the housing and location of living
  • the classes
* What could be improved?
  • interaction with more british students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I know now how easy it is to travel and get around, whether is around the city of London or getting to other countries. Traveling around London is a lot easier than I though it was going to be because their transportation system is made easy to follow and use.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.