London is an amazing city Past Review

By (Literature, SUNY Purchase) for

Middlesex University: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was amazing. Not only did I love Europe but it also allowed me to feel comfortable on my own and experience what it's like to have complete freedom in a wonderful environment.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks
The term and year this program took place: Spring 2010

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The school felt easy.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The information we were given wasn't especially helpful. Most things were useless and/ or learned by figuring it out myself. However, there wasn't much information that needed to be explained.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The shared bathrooms and kitchens became very dirty when the cleaners weren't around to clean but that was more due to my fellow students.

* Food:

I bought food myself since there wasn't a meal plan so it was good. The good part was that England labels food as being vegetarian if it's vegetarian so it was very easy to find the right food and be able to not worry about intensely reading labels.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Although I mostly just met people living in the dorms London is an amazing city.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I did get sick and it was a little difficult to get the right care. However, the city felt safe and it was easy to learn how to get around and to feel comfortable.

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)


Language acquisition improvement?

I was in an English speaking country.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? It might not be especially academically enriching but London is wonderful and a great place to learn in other ways.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Gender and the Postmodern

Course Department: Literature
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I felt I learned the most from it and enjoyed it a lot.
Credit Transfer Issues: