London!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Past Review

By (Psychology & Marketing, Trinity University) - abroad from 06/09/2014 to 07/27/2014 with

IES Abroad: London - UK Today Summer

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
always say yes to new expereinces!

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.

great professors!!! uk media and politics and architecture class were the best!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

easy transportation, lots of street markets that are so much fun!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

lived in nido housing, very close to kings cross in walking distance, but no AC like everywhere else in london

* Food:

street markets!!!!!!!! fish and chips bangers and mash and meat pies

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

always walking wherever you go

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

there are pit pockets, but its not as bad as in other countries u just need to watch your bag and make sure it closes

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)

the exchange rate is pretty bad, have to be smart when buying food

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? around 200-300 dollars
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? have one nice meal a day and then make your own food or have small snacks the rest of the day to save money, try to get a club promoter to get you into clubs for free to avoid possible cover charges


* 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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  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • other students on the program
  • central living
  • markets
* What could be improved?
  • ac
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? research more before hand so when you arrive you already have a list of things you will want to do!!

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.