International Travel Fun January 31, 2023

By (Economics, Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/17/2022 to 12/17/2022 with

IFSA: London - King's College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
University is very different in the UK than it is in America. The life experiences I gained from abroad was much more helpful in my development as a human being than the actual studying was.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

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

I would choose a different school, but I would stay in London.


* 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? 200+
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook as much as possible.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • London's proximity to other European countries.
  • Abundance of different food
  • Traveling around London.
* What could be improved?
  • King's College London's aid for students
  • Housing at King's
  • Help from ifsa in clarifying inquiries about the program/trip.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How different schooling is in London.