Doing Shakespeare In Shakespeare's London January 16, 2019

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/17/2018 to 12/07/2018 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 self sufficiency, budgeting, european culture, and so much more. It was so worthwhile.

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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?

There was construction the entire time I was living at Julian Markham house, my window was broken the entire time and I had to wedge it shut so my room didn't flood (which it did my first week), I contacted the admin of the building multiple times and still got no response or help.

* Food:

I cooked for myself and had a great time with it! Lost a star because someone in my flat gave me salmonella.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I did a play with the Shakespeare company which helped me make friends outside of my abroad program, which I loved.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

When I got sick, I called NHS and then subsequently went to NHS twice in the following week and was so grateful to have that easily accessible resource.

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

London is an amazing and diverse city and I was so happy to have an experience as different as possible from my home institution. I loved it.


* 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 an expensive city!

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 70
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook for yourself as much as possible!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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?
  • Direct enroll
  • Same opportunities as non abroad students
* What could be improved?
  • Dorms
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It gets colder than you'd think!

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.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Shakespeare's London

Course Department: English
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I loved this class- not only did I get a unique and new view of Shakespeare in the lens of Early Modern London, our trips to the Globe were amazing and took the course information to a new level.
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