Abroad in London, cheers! Past Review

By (Journalism., 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?
Just a complete knowledge of how other cultures and countries work, and memories I'll never forget!

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Just Ithaca College
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Clare, Sarah, and Bill were great, it's sad to see Clare go!

* 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)

1, I think I chose people to live with whose housing budgets were a little to high for me

* 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? Not sure, I think about 200 for rent and then 30-40 pounds on other things
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan on saving up more money than you think you need!


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
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?
  • It was easy to apply
  • There was no language barrier
  • It was so easy to travel around Europe!
* What could be improved?
  • Meeting more locals that are our age
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Save up more money!