London Theater Course Past Review

By (Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts, Regis College) - abroad from 01/03/2016 to 01/12/2016 with

Regis College: Theatre in London January Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I was immersed in the great history of London, exposed to some of the greatest theater this world has to offer, and given the chance to be welcomed by some of the kindest people that I have ever met.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

This course had the perfect balance of class work and experience. I found myself learning more about theater in 10 days than I ever could have imagined.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Frans gave us the perfect amount of in class instruction, while also allowing us to see all that London has to offer.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

This hotel was awful. You already know the details of this

* Food:

I found a few restaurants in London that I will be craving forever, but also some not so great places.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I felt very welcomed the entire time that I was there. English people have the most incredible manners I have ever seen (for the most part).

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I had no experience with this

* Safety:

Even with all of the terror threats that have been made to London, there was not a second that I felt unsafe.

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)

London is the most expensive city, so I was saving up months ahead of time to prepare myself.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $1,200
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy packages with all the attractions you would like to visit in London and find the cheapest option for every meal.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Amount of Free Time
  • The Professor
  • Going to Stratford Upon Avon
* What could be improved?
  • The Hotel
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Exactly how expensive the city of London would be.

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.