Life changing! Past Review

By (Hamilton College) - abroad from 01/01/2019 to 06/01/2019 with

IFSA: London - King's College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile. You learn a lot about independence and taking care of yourself both physical and mentally. Because IFSA does not have any "host families", you are essentially a "regular" full time student. Students can design their study abroad experience however they want.

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?

The dorms at KCL were amazing! Single ensuites!

* Food:

You have to cook for yourself

* 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

I enjoyed attending Kings College London because of the rigorous academics. I attend a small college so it was very interesting attending uni at a larger research university. IFSA provides you with resources if you need academic assistance and also provides cultural visits and explorations in your study abroad city! Everyone at the office is very kind and understanding.


* 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? 100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eating at home is important, especially if much of your budget might be spent on transportation


* 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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  • Local Students
  • 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Independece
  • Resources
  • Cultural Outings
* What could be improved?
  • Scholarships
  • More Cultural Outings
  • Orientation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Choosing classes at KCL is different from choosing classes at American universities. I would have taken the time to understand the process before.

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.