Amazing! Past Review

By (Fordham University) - abroad from 01/01/2012 to 06/01/2012 with

King's College London: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned numerous things from my teachers and learned to navigate London. It was totally worthwhile.

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?

I lived at Great Dover Street Apartments with 8 other people. I met some great friends at gds and would highly recommend it. Heads up there is no wifi so bring a long ethernet cord.

* Food:

Cooked my own food in the flat kitchen

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I made friends with the English students and they constantly took us places and explained things that I never would have known otherwise.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never felt unsafe.

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)

I spent way too much money and did not maintain a very set budget.

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* 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? 40 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make a budget and stick to it. If you don't have a budget you will just spend all of your money.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Meeting local students
  • Exploring London
  • The film classes
* What could be improved?
  • Communication between Kings and Arcadia to me
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Sheets, plates, cutlery etc. were not included.