Amazing Past Review

By (Ithaca College) - abroad from 01/09/2012 to 04/30/2012 with

Ithaca College: London - Ithaca College London Center

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that I will be able to adjust to a new city on my own if that they does come again, and I also learned a lot about how much I can handle at once. Being able to manage everything (traveling, class, work, exploring the city) can be difficult at times, but in retrospect, I am so glad that I was always doing something in London.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

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:

The food in London is amazing. It is very difficult to find food that isn't delicious

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

It did not take long to adjust. After about a month, London felt like home to me.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Even though it's a very big city, I felt very comfortable while I was there. The only time I was ever uneasy about my safety (and it was a very mild amount of nervousness) was when it was very late at night (around 3 a.m. or so). Other than that I felt very safe and secure when I was there.

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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? No
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 100 pounds max
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make a budget and stick to it.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • Immersing myself in a brand new culture for the first time in my life
  • Being able to travel around Europe
  • Having everybody from my program be so willing to have a good time
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
  • Nothing
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How easy it is to get used to London. I was worried about living in a city because I had never done it before but after being there for a week, I felt comfortable and after about a month, it felt like home to me.