London study abroad helped me gain freedom and independence Past Review

By (Graphic Design., SUNY Purchase) for

Regent’s University London: Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely an experience that i would want to do again. It helps you gain freedom and independence. The people were great. it teaches you to keep an open mind about things. Enjoy yourself. Keep track of your money because it definitely goes by fast. but over all have a great time with lots of friends and laughs.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The school was great, the teachers were knowledgeable and took the job of teaching seriously. My only complaint is the art facilities. They were very small for some of the work that needed to be accomplished, and I think that they should have some place to store students work so that it doesnt get vandalized or stolen during the night.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Beaumont Court was a great place to live, but maintenance was a huge issue. any time something needed to be fixed it was always such a hassle to get someone up to help.

* Food:

The food around the area was great, lots of culture. There are also grocery stores located just a couple blocks away.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The night life was amazing, everyone got along!! i have absolutely no complaints

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Someone did come down with the swine flu and didn't really get quarantined but it was eventually taken care of. There was a case of bed bugs also, where they then relocated the girl, but everything eventually got taken care of.

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)

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

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

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't be scared about living in an environment that you have never lived in before, always be open to try new things and to get introduced to new cultural activities. It can be a great experience if you keep your head up and are open to everything. but always remember to be safe because no one is invincible

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Advertising Art Direction

Course Department:
Instructor: Gill and Spencer
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This class was informative and great for the field that I am going into post graduation.
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Freehand Drawing

Course Department:
Instructor: Wanda
Instruction Language: English
Comments: It is a great class to take if you want to learn great techniques for drawing.
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Business Practices in Visual Communications

Course Department:
Instructor: Monika
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course helped me determine my senior project idea. It gave us practical smart information on how to start and run a business and succeed in the design world in these tough times. It was great to work in a group and have that experience too.
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Color Theory

Course Department:
Instructor: Steve
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Color theory was a great course. At first I was a little iffy about my abilities in the class, but once I got the hang of things it was smooth sailing. The end project was very tough but the end result is very rewarding and that class really teaches you to know your stuff about color
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