London and beyond January 31, 2018

By (Truman State University) - abroad from 09/13/2017 to 12/15/2017 with

Missouri-London Program at Roehampton

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
There is always a different viewpoint and opinion. Definitely 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.

Great classes with relavant content, but I’m not a fan of the British style of homework and grading.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The Roehampton study abroad staff were knowledgeable and helpful with any problems I had.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Nice dormitory style housing with 7 others. Loved the.

* Food:

I mainly cooked for myself or went out, so the food was good.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Considering America and Britain aren’t terribly different, I feel I integrated within a few weeks.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

They were addressed well, but I did not have to take advantage of them.

* Safety:

There were some attacks while I was there against thbut country overall, but I never felt like I was in personal danger. Pickpockets are a real thing though.

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

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)

Given the exchange rate, things are technically more expensive there, though the prices seem low.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 60-70 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don’t go out too much, cook your own food, Amazon is great.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Professional classes
  • Nice, new library
  • The campus
* What could be improved?
  • Classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How to do their public transit. Not difficult, just a small learning curve.

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!