An unforgettable journey! Already want to go back! Past Review

By (Broadcast Journalism., 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?
London and the UK in general isn't the stereotypically anti-social and stuffy place it's made out to be in the US. People were generally extremely friendly and hospitable.

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

* 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


* 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? $150/week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Book flights/travel as early as possible! Shop at Sainsbury's and other discount stores.


* 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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  • 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?
  • Cultural immersion
  • Outings/excursions to supplement curriculum
  • Interacting with locals
* What could be improved?
  • More connection with British peers/students
  • More London Center-wide events with better food!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Budget your finances in advance to last the entire term!