Amazing! Past Review

By (University of Westminster) - abroad from 09/16/2016 to 12/17/2016 with

ISA Study Abroad in London, England

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I am now more aware of others culture.

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.

Education quality was not that great. Study abroad students were not a priority of the teachers. Due dates for study abroad students were never known. The teachers did not follow up.

* 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

ISA was great to work with. Having trips planned was a life saver. I was able to plan trips on my own as well.


* 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 is expensive. Need to factor in travel costs. I used public transportation to get to class everyday.

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Try to create a budget before you leave.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Travel
  • Meeting New People
  • Seeing the world.
* What could be improved?
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Pick up and drop off
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How to plan a trip and travel internationally

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Social Psychology

Course Department: Psychology
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Teacher read directly from slides. No point going to class. No tests for study abroad students. 1 mid-term paper and 1 final paper (turned in once semester is finished)
Credit Transfer Issues: Not yet, waiting on transcript.