Past Review

By (Technical Theater, SUNY - Binghamton) for

SUNY Binghamton: London - Semester in London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I found it worthwhile. I learned all about other cultures and countries and I gained a better understanding of the world.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Florida State University
How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month
The term and year this program took place: Spring 2010

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The teachers were wonderful and I felt like I learned a lot, but the work load wasn't very heavy, which I think is actually a plus when studying in a different country.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Our program coordinator was lovely, and very helpful, but sometimes I felt that she pushed off things that could have been dealt with in a different manner.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived in a flat with 5 other people. It wasn't much fun. <br /><br /> Location was amazing, central London. The housing company was awful at fixing issues quickly, and my housemates were not fun to live with.

* Food:

The food was very natural and tasted good.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Most of the other students didn't seem to have a lot of the same interests or habits as I do.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

All health issues I knew about were taken care of pretty quickly. I felt safe most of the program, except for a few times when I was in poorer areas.

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? For me, I spent around $250 a week on food and expenses.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Hold on to all of your receipts. It makes it really easy to later make a list of what you spent money on and it makes it easier to plan ahead for spending.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Make friends, but also learn to be independent and make sure you do everything YOU want to do.

Individual Course Reviews

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Course Department:
Instructor: Bernie Rosenthall
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This course was interesting in that we read the plays for homework, did presentations on them in class with classmates and then saw the plays outside of class, and talked about them in class. It was a new and unique way of looking at Shakespeare that helped me gain a new perspective.
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Insiders & Outsiders of British Literature

Course Department:
Instructor: Liz Rosenberg
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Liz is an amazing teacher and very personal. Our class was, luckily, small, and all girls, which gave a very personal and casual environment.
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British Experience

Course Department:
Instructor: Bernie Rosenthall
Instruction Language: English
Comments: This course was very fun! We went on a lot of field trips and saw a lot of things that really helped me learn a lot about British culture.
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