Best semester ever! Past Review

By (Musical Theatre., American University) - abroad from 01/13/2014 to 04/18/2014 with

Sarah Lawrence College: London - London Theatre Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
This program really is an intensive in classical acting. The teachers were dedicated and knowledgable, although some were a little harsh and not the best at communicating. London is a truly amazing city, and the resources there are unmatchable. There is a little bit of bullshit you have to sot through if you go to BADA, but it is definitely worth it.

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.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $300


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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?
  • Local access to culture, arts, food
  • Administration was so friendly!
  • Really amazing acting training
* What could be improved?
  • Teachers who teach the same class should be more in-tune with each other
  • Need access to better internet/library resources
  • Apartment should be closer to the school
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? BADA's reputation isn't as widely known as they make it seem.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.