I must go back! July 06, 2017

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/26/2016 to 06/16/2017 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I feel like I gained different perspectives and gained many experiences studying in a large city with many opportunities.

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.

I found that the education experience in the UK overall is very flexible and the academic rigor and intensity depends on how much effort you put in. The professors and lecturers provide as many resources as you seek out.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The study abroad office at SOAS is very responsive and helpful.

* 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

SOAS is a great university and I wish I had hear about it earlier.

Finances

* 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)

London is very expensive.

Language

* 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? Exchange

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?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • The students
  • The location
  • The university
* What could be improved?
  • More financial support
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How intense the transition back would be