Living in London Past Review

By (Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management., SUNY Purchase) - abroad from 01/31/2012 to 06/01/2012 with

Study Abroad Programs in England

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
met SO many friends from all over america, I traveled all over europe, I experienced London's culture, and a lot of partying and hanging out. and not much focus on school work. Very fun, very relaxed, very expensive.

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Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Fashion Buying, Justice and Morality, Arts in London, And an internship
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?

* 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? No


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 200 +
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? london is expensive, be prepared.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • 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?
  • location of the housing
  • culture of london
  • a lot of partying
* What could be improved?
  • London Metropolitan is not a great school
  • Not a lot of time to travel
  • hard to meet a lot of locals
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? the grading policy in London is very different, there isnt any homework so your grades entirely depend on a project and the final. Its also a lot more difficult to get an A

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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.