A Semester in London: The European Adventure June 24, 2016

By (University of Hartford) - abroad from 01/20/2016 to 04/29/2016 with

Regent’s University London: Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned that the world has many things to offer and see. I also learned that if you try to learn about another culture you can realize that other people are living out in the world in a different way than the U.S way, and that they are not disadvantaged by it. London is a large city especially compared to anything in Connecticut, so I was able to experience having almost anything I wanted a bus ride/tube ride away. The amount of freedom was very refreshing, and it was great to know that there was a new thing to see every week, if you seeked it.

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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?

* 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

Several of my friends from University of Hartford were in programs that had apartment housing instead of a dorm. Being in a dorm gives you easy access to food on campus, your classes, and fellow college-goers. In a apartment it is easy to become isolated from the rest of your program if you don't make a good effort to make friends.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $60-120
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Research apps/websites such as Groupon and easybus/easyjet.

Language

* 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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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
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?
  • The City of London
  • Accessible to the rest of Europe
  • The people I met
* What could be improved?
  • Advanced notice on class schedules
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That if you look for adventure, friends and fun hard enough, you will find it.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.