"And those in England…." ~ Shakespeare, Henry V Past Review

By (Theater Studies, Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/09/2013 to 12/13/2013 with

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a new level of self-sufficiency living alone in a major city by myself. Studying at a conservatory helped me grow as a performer while the many adventures I enjoyed have left me changed as a person. Absolutely 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.

* 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?

British culture is very similar to American culture, and my program group was mostly Americans anyway.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

When I cut my thumb, I don't understand why one ER wasn't able to provide care and sent me to another ER for stitches

* Safety:

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


* 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

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • conservatory experience
  • individual attention
  • range of skills taught
* What could be improved?
  • Scheduling
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I was a little surprised with the overwhelming majority of Americans. I was expecting more international students.