Definitely coming back to London! January 19, 2017

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/19/2016 to 12/09/2016 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about traveling and had the opportunity to travel to many new places while in Europe! It was definitely 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?

* 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? Yes

I did enjoy going to a big school – I got to meet lots of other students, especially international students.

Finances

* 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 about 40 to 50 pounds a week on food, and an additional 30 on other personal expenses.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 80-100.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Rice, pasta, and bread are very cheap! Buy them in bulk so you don't have to spend too much every week.

Language

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

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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?
  • Big school
  • Friendly students
* What could be improved?
  • Dorms
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I hadn't been so nervous!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.