The best decision I have ever made. Past Review

By (Sarah Lawrence College) - abroad from 09/02/2011 to 04/13/2012 with

Sarah Lawrence College: London - London Theatre Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained more confidence in myself and my abilities as a theater maker, the knowledge to help me continue improving, and the absolute time of my life. It was certainly, without a doubt, the best decision I have ever made.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

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


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? About 100 pounds, or $160 minimum.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Shop at Tesco. It's right around the corner from the Landward, the apartment building where we all stay, and it's so much cheaper. Also, don't go out too often. If you want to drink and party, start the night in your flat and then go out, otherwise you spend way too much money on drinks.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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 classes were fun and incredibly informative.
  • The program and experience gave me more confidence than I had ever thought possible in both my acting and my personal life.
  • The teachers were incredible and most if not all were still active in their theater careers.
* What could be improved?
  • The Landward could be in slightly better shape.
  • I would love some sort of opportunity to help students at BADA meet other local people our age.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had saved up more money so I could have traveled more while I was there.