Try the curry Past Review

By (Drama BA, 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?
Everything. Yes.

Personal Information

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

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Found a good place that was close to the school. The fact that You need to find the housing yourself is empowering and incites a strong sense of individuality but is also an extreme source of stress for the weeks prior to the trip.

* 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? 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)

The Ithaca College London Center does everything it can to make things cheaper and more convenient for you, but London is just a very expensive place at the moment. It wasn't painstakingly expensive, but definitely not cheap.

* 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? $80-$100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy mostly the cheap outlet converters, most things don't need the voltage converter included but some things will. Get the student Oyster Card through their website. And MOST IMPORTANTLY take advantage of the coupons and deals at Sainsbury's and Tesco-it will save your life. 2.50 for a sandwich,side and drink at tesco is tough to beat.


* 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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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
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?
  • The travel to nearby countries
  • The london theater and the way the classes got me out of the classroom and into the city.
  • Munmun
* What could be improved?
  • preparing the students for the housing hunt.
  • Telling me the best food in London.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Talk to more people. Strike up a conversation. Don't be afraid. Take every chance offered to you.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.