An experience Past Review

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/26/2016 to 05/08/2017 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
For me, although I had complaints, it was worthwhile. I had never been abroad before, and I needed to get away from Wellesley for a bit.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Rigor and intensity were good, resources were not.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Wasn't a program, it was direct enrollment.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Not a lot of support from King's, very difficult to get involved.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I was very sick and did not find the health services useful- essentially told me to rest and deal with the coursework I had missed.

* Safety:

Never felt unsafe.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

I just felt a total lack of support and felt that I had been blindsided about the internship aspect of the program.


* 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)

It was easy for me because I was working both semesters, but that put a huge damper on my social and academic life. Also, because I don't go out a lot, it was very cheap, but London life is tre expensive.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? around 50 USD


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • The friends I made
* What could be improved?
  • Expectations, support, resources
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how 'on my own' I would be going into the program.

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!