London is amazing! Past Review

By (Economics and Art History, Wellesley College) - abroad from 01/06/2014 to 06/15/2014 with

SOAS, University of London: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Absolutely explored London a lot!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Very prestigious if you want to study Asian and African studies! The school is intensively focused on this area and provides enormous resources. But the school doesn't have any science or math programs

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Overall excellent. The study abroad coordinator unfortunately left the school in the middle of my program.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Literally in central London! And you get to know a lot of friends and communities

* Food:

Have to cook yourself.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Absolutely love London and the university!

* 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)

Very expensive in London!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • London
  • Rigor of academics
  • International students
* What could be improved?
  • More social activities to connect with American students
  • Transcript and administrative things...
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Choose your courses wisely!

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!