A semester of growth and wonder April 30, 2019

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 01/04/2019 to 04/12/2019 with

Sarah Lawrence College: London - London Theatre Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Valuable friendships, relationships with teachers and experiences in going to the theater and taking numerous classes about theater

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

I loved the rigor of an intense theater program and met a lot of wonderful people whom I have come to call my close friends.


* 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? about 100 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make your meals and grocery shop instead of buying food everyday


* 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 students
  • seeing shows
  • the teachers
* What could be improved?
  • the play during the second half
  • the rigor of classes
  • the housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I should have tried to create my own opportunities in theater with my friends during the second half of the program because I would have had lots of time to do so. Also to travel more on weekends.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!