King's College London Past Review

By (Political Science and Government., Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/13/2013 to 12/13/2013 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was worth it and I learned a lot but I wish I had done a program, rather than direct enrolment in a university, where there was much less of a support system and the housing situation was not ideal

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? 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? About 35-40 GBP per week for groceries
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Walk everywhere because the tube gets really expensive really quickly


* 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
  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • London
  • Traveling elsewhere in Europe
* What could be improved?
  • Housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had really known how expensive it is to live in London - it definitely prevented me from being able to do everything I wanted to do

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

War and Global Conflict in the Contemporary World

Course Department: War Studies
Instructor: Peter Busch
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Interesting lectures and challenging topics.
Credit Transfer Issues: Haven't gotten credit yet