A brilliant, unforgettable semester of theatre in London Past Review

By (Theatre, University of Southern California) - abroad from 01/09/2012 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 learned so much about who I am as an actor and as a person. It was the most intense and worthwhile experience of my life...and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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


* 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? $150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook your own food as often as possible - much cheaper than eating (and drinking) out.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The intensive, focused nature of BADA
* What could be improved?
  • Some instructors were habitually late, which really detracted from their classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had known how quickly three months can pass by. I wish I had known earlier on in the program to really appreciate what I was getting to do, because before I knew it, the whole thing was over and I was on a plane back home.