Fantastic Experience December 17, 2017

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 09/13/2017 to 12/15/2017 with

IFSA: London - University College London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I was able to build a network in London and get to know people of a very diverse range of backgrounds.

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.

UCL offers high quality classes with amazing professors. The method of study is quite different compared to the US system which is quite interesting.

* 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? Yes

Finances

* 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)

London was, as expected, EXPENSIVE

Language

* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • London as a city
  • Easy to meet a lot of people
  • Quality of education
* What could be improved?
  • Food
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The semester in London is only two and a half moths

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.