British victory lap! Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/11/2019 to 12/13/2019 with

IFSA: London - King's College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was very worthwhile! I learned a lot about myself, I took courses that Middlebury's curriculum could not offer me and had the amazing opportunity to live in a wonderful and contrasting city

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 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?

I lived off campus

* Food:

I was not on the meal plan

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt very at home and happy in london

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had no issues or experiences with the health care system

* Safety:

I felt very safe

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

The opportunity to explore and roam around London, complementing my academic responsibilities with gallery openings, shows, museums and more was absolutely incredible


* 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 easy. London is a very expensive city.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Around 200 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Home cooked meals


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Location
* What could be improved?
  • Understanding how grades translates
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How to manage my time in a system that only evaluates students at the end

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

Course Name/Rating:

4AACAA01 Art & Archaeology of Greece

Course Department: Classics
Instructor: Michael Squire
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Very interesting but challenging course with a degree of expected previous exposure on the topic. Overall it was a good experience to have abroad given the accessibility to the British Museum.
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5SSG2054 Water & Development

Course Department: Geography
Instructor: Naho Mirumachi
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Professor Mirumachi is very knowledgeable on the topic of water management and policy-making for this resource.
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6CCP3250 Biophysics & Nanotech

Course Department: Physics
Instructor: Mark Green
Instruction Language: English
Comments: My favorite class at Kings, fascinating, cutting-edge and challenging.
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6SSG3086 Infrastructural Geographies

Course Department: Geography
Instructor: Katie Meehan
Instruction Language: English
Comments: A very well-thought-out course on urban planning and city metabolism concerning the influx and outflux of resources, waste, and energy flows. Professor Meehan is a very passionate and helpful instructor.
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