Work Hard Play Hard Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/12/2018 to 12/16/2017 with

IFSA: London - King's College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
The best 3 months of my life. Made the greatest friends ever and would love to live in London after graduation.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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?

Independent Housing was definitely the way to go in London!

* 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)

London is extremely expensive. Ended up spending more than that.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 600


* 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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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Independence
  • Orientation
  • Accessibility
* What could be improved?
  • Academic Guidance
  • Housing Placement
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That you are likely to get awful and inconvenient housing when choosing to use program housing.

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.

Individual Course Reviews

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Essentials of Embryology

Course Department: Biosciences
Instructor: Esther Bell
Instruction Language: English
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Health and Society

Course Department: Biosciences
Instructor: Graham Easton
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Hands on exposure through clinical placements were amazing! Learned a lot of global medicine.
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The Immune System in Health and Disease

Course Department: Biosciences
Instructor: David Fear
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very challenging course.
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Course Department: Biosciences
Instructor: Alison Snape
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Module Leader was extremely helpful and available for study abroad students.
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