London was very expensive, but I had a good time. Past Review

By (Integrated Marketing Communications, Ithaca College) - abroad from 01/10/2012 to 04/30/2012 with

Ithaca College: London - Ithaca College London Center

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes very worthwhile. Just the experience of living abroad on your own was worth it. I travelled a lot as well so that was a huge benefit.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I love all the London Center administrative staff!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I really liked living in my own flat not associated with the college.

* Food:

I cooked for myself, so yes I liked the food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I got mono the first week I was in London, and the health care we had to sign up for was very helpful. I saw a doctor right away without any hassle.

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* 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 VERY expensive. But, I knew that going in.

* 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? Spent about 30-40 pounds a week, plus travel expenses and personal items.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't go out and buy drinks a lot. You can waste a lot of money going out at night.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* 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?
  • It was in English
  • I could leave London every weekend for not a lot of money
* What could be improved?
  • Better professors
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That London really isn't that different and that British people really aren't that nice.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Sports Marketing

Course Department: MKTG
Instructor: Professor Gordon
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course was very poor. Professor expected a lot after no explanation of assignments.This course really made me dislike going to the London Center. I hope after all of the horrible reviews I know this professor got that she is not asked back.
Credit Transfer Issues: