Studying abroad in London Past Review

By (Business Administration, Ithaca College) for

Ithaca College: London - Ithaca College London Center

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Workload was low, the grading system is "A B is a good grade." Which isn't good in America, get ready to not have homework.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

It was not academically challenging at all. The internship programs were mediocre at best, but the friends I made are for forever.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Don't eat out a lot, it gets expensive. Fresh food is hard to find unless you go to the markets.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We went to Bath, Stonehenge, Liverpool, and Edinburgh.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

The doctors at Urgent Care are really nice.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Be careful. London is expensive.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None

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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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • My friends
  • The staff
* What could be improved?
  • Internships
  • Academic rigor