You will learn more than you can imagine (it just might not be in school) January 06, 2019

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/17/2018 to 12/14/2018 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained so much real-life experience of living in a city and living by myself that the entire study abroad experience was worthwhile.

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.

While I learned a lot because of the variety of courses and subject materials I decided to take, there was not much growth in learning because of the professors or discussion from classes.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I felt welcomed and supported by the study abroad staff at King's.

* 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 met amazing people and had an amazing time in London despite my disappointment in the academics at times.


* 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)


* 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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  • Americans
* 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?
  • People
  • Location
  • London
* What could be improved?
  • Academic experience
  • Support from Wellesley
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How different the academic system would be and a direct acknowledgment that you are on your own in a lot of ways when you go abroad.

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.