London was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Past Review

By (Engineering Science., Trinity University) - abroad from 06/11/2014 to 07/22/2014 with

IES Abroad: London - UK Today Summer

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained knowledge of another culture that is similar in some ways but also very different in ways that can only be experienced in person. My time in London was certainly worthwhile.

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?

* 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? No


* 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)

Eating out was very expensive. It was much cheaper to buy groceries and cook food in the kitchen.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about $100 a week.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook pasta and other things. Don't eat out more than 3 times a week.


* 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
  • International Students
* 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?
  • Housing
  • Classes
  • Field trips
* What could be improved?
  • field trips
  • food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing. I didn't mind learning things first hand in London.

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!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

architecture of London: 1600 - present

Course Department: Art History
Instructor: Suzanne Waters
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It was challenging but also fun. I learned a lot every class day touring different buildings.
Credit Transfer Issues: