Look Back Past Review

By (Finance And Economics, Bentley University) - abroad from 07/08/2013 to 07/26/2013 with

IFSA: London - London School of Economics

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Totally worth it. Great culture, new experience.

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.

It was a great experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Stayed off campus but the housing was expensive and not worth it.

* Food:

London has amazing 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)

Expensive city

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 300 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Eat at cheap places. Saves money.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • London city
* What could be improved?
  • More courses accepted at Bentley
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The way the studies are structured at LSE