Not the easiest, but best for school when you return. Past Review

By (Physics., Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/16/2013 to 12/16/2013 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Great to understand other cultures because you find out what is really important about yours and what you like about it.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Not as hard as Middlebury, but certainly no joke.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Great housing right in the centre of London, and you get to live with other kids.

* Food:

Cook for yourself. Meal plans are gross in the UK.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Lived with other UK kids which was a great way to be forced to get to know them and their culture.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Big city with very safe streets in the centre of the city.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook your own food often and buy food from a large grocer.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local 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?
  • Central Location
  • Nice accommodation
  • ability to travel
* What could be improved?
  • Teaching for some classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? London is expensive so be prepared.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

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Course Department: Philosophy
Instruction Language:
Comments: Interesting, but spends a lot of time talking about old theories that seem relatively easy to disprove.
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Corporate Finance

Course Department: Business
Instructor: Olivier Butzbach
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Comments: Perfect class if you're interested in finance. Gives you basic overview and understanding of finance and is very helpful for finance interviews.
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Statistical Mechanics

Course Department: Physics
Instructor: Jean Alexandre
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Difficult but an awesome class to understand lots of different physical phenomena.
Credit Transfer Issues: No.
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Computer Systems

Course Department: Computer Science
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Solid class that teaches you the basics, but instructors are not helpful.
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