The best five months of my life so far. Past Review

By (Political Science and Government., Barnard College) - abroad from 10/01/2013 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 very worthwhile. I learned how much to appreciate the education I receive at my university at home and I also was exposed to so many different cultures and learned how to live independently in another country which will be of use for the rest of my life.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Very, but I lived off campus

* Food:

They had a lot of good options

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

It was easy to get along with people especially since we shared the same language.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? A lot. Probably around 300 dollars since the currency is 1.64 to the dollar.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Its almost impossible with the pound.


* 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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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • how international it was
* What could be improved?
  • the class rigor
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How much emphasis they put on writing rather than testing.