London Past Review

By (Biology, Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/04/2015 to 06/05/2015 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I had the time of my life and I learned how fun it is to live in a city and how great London is.

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

It was not obvious where study abroad students could go for guidance and after 1 day of orientation we were basically on our own.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The buildings weren't the nicest but the location was great and it had everything I needed.

* Food:

I cooked all my own food.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We were living with British students and I definitely felt ingrained with 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? 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)

London is VERY expensive and I did a poor job budgeting.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 300$


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Location
  • Friends
  • Academics
* What could be improved?
  • More support for transitioning study abroad students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing

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.