Thank god for london and taking a break from wellesley April 12, 2019

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 10/01/2019 to 12/14/2019 with

SOAS, University of London: London - Summer School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

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?

I found my own housing without any help from academic institutions

* Food:

I provided for myself with personal funds. No academic institution was involved in my feeding.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I had a plethora of previous connections in the city I studied abroad.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I am a European citizen and therefore used the same public health system I use everywhere else in Europe

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

based on personal preferences. I focus on nonwestern contemporary art, which is something wellesley doesnt have. The school of oriental and African studies was inarguably the best place to study that.


* 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)

a "student's budget"is very subjective and the above description does not really make sense.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? this is personal information
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? walk everywhere and don't eat a lot


* 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

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • My friends (old and new)
  • my independece
  • the community
* What could be improved?
  • the academics - not as rigorous as wellesley
  • british humor
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* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? h

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.