Worlds Best City June 15, 2017

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/01/2017 to 06/10/2017 with

IFSA: London - University College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Met people from all over the world with different viewpoints. Learned to be independent and open minded. Definitely worth

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.

Lots of focus on individual studying outside of classroom.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

(did not eat university food)

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Most people I got to know were other internationals.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Long wait times at hospitals, but all needs were met and it was free.

* Safety:

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

Great, highly acclaimed school in an amazing location


* 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? learn to cook


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

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Freedom to travel
  • Accomodations provided
* What could be improved?
  • Integration into university community
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing, very satisfied with prep

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!