Past Review

By (Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft., SUNY - Binghamton) for

SUNY Binghamton: London - Semester in London

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes it was i learned a lot about myself and how to interact with other

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? 0-2 weeks
The term and year this program took place: Spring 2010

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

it was like pre-school for college students, not because there was no homework, it probably would have been better with less homework because most of the time it was just busy work, but there was course material was minimal and you didnt need to actually learn much to get through the class

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

the classes were too easy and not engaging enough, it lacked the structure of a real class, even if they are supposed to be made "easier" so we have time to travel you can still make the classes more engaging without giving too much homework

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Acorn is not very good at maintaining functional facilities <br /><br /> not enough kitchen appliances, i didnt even own a spatula, and i wouldnt mind our fridge and lights and washer/dryer breaking so often if the maintenance people actually came to fix it when they said they would

* Food:

food is pretty expensive but if you know how to cook your fine

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

people in london are interesting and relatively easy to meet because they are friendly

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

i felt very safe

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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 300-400
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? only take out a fixed amount per week from the atm and spend only that money til next week

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? save as much money as you can before you go

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Modern british theatre

Course Department: English 430
Instructor: Janine Clements
Instruction Language: english
Comments: it was the best course i took she was a very intelligent and engaging teacher
Credit Transfer Issues: no
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Course Department: Enligsh 320
Instructor: Bernie Rosenthal
Instruction Language: English
Comments: it was a good class but it didnt really require much learning the class shouldve been more interactive to learn about underlying meanings of the plays
Credit Transfer Issues: no
Course Name/Rating:

Justice and Law in British Literature

Course Department: English 360
Instructor: David Bosnick
Instruction Language: English
Comments: it was interesting, he was very engaging but didnt seem to tie the work into justice or law at all, in face there wasn't much to learn other than reading a book and hearing him talk about it for an hour or so
Credit Transfer Issues: no