An adventure worth a lifetime! Past Review

By (Kean University) - abroad from 07/08/2016 to 07/30/2016 with

ISA Study Abroad in London, England

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned more about the culture within London and Europe. I was able to learn more about the historical aspects of London and England through our excursions and guides. I got learn more about myself and how I see myself living in a different country and wanting explore more of the world. I also learned how to adapt in a different environment that I am not used to. Along the way I also got meet people that are now long time friends! Going to London was worthwhile and every single penny and I cannot wait to go back and possibly live there in the future!

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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? Yes

Going to London and doing my program has taught me so much about living in different environment and exploring the unknowns within the environment. It has also taught me a lot about myself and how I am in different environment and how I adapt to something I'm not used to. The educational aspect was also the good part as it was something I got experience from the normal American university system. It has also allowed me to network with others within my program and within London as well. If I could I would totally go to London again because it's a great place to go to university, meet people from all over the world, and enjoy the many wonders of the city.


* 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? $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Try to use Groupon deals if you're interested in participating activities like tours or special attractions. Try to find cheap takeaways and grocery stores for meals eating in a restaurant everyday can be a little pricey. Split transportation cost between your fellow study abroad friends especially when exploring outside your the town or city. Budget how much you plan to spend for the week and day so that you can keep track on your expenses. Also try to search up free events, attractions, and sightseeing places so that you can still explore while on a budget. Finally do not skip out on the events and excursions that your study abroad provider offers as you did technically pay for them and they are include with your tuition.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • 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?
  • My Course
  • The Excursions
  • Meeting Other People
* What could be improved?
  • More Suggested Excursions within England
  • Being able to have classes with students that are local to London or England in general.
  • Options for Excursions outside of England.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? To purchase a SIM card for phone service throughout London as communication is quite difficult with the USA international service plans provided by American cell service providers.

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.