A Lot of Academic and Social Freedom Past Review

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/02/2019 to 06/01/2019 with

IFSA: London - King's College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Living in London for a semester was incredibly helpful in providing an experience for budgeting and adjusting to independent life in a metropolitan area. While the academic aspect of this program, as it seems with many UK schools, is very dependent on major(s)/classes taken, overall there is a lot less academic work than a typical U.S. liberal arts student may be accustomed to.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? About $150


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Social intergation with other study abroad students
  • New academic format
* What could be improved?
  • Social integration with local students
  • Further detail on pricing and location for housing selection
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Buying cookware early on is particularly helpful for saving money on food while in London. While the dorms dont necessarily have the largest (or cleanest) kitchen spaces, taking advantage of what is available helps curb extra expenses!

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.