An experience July 19, 2017

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.

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)

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

Language

* 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!