Intern London has got your back! Past Review

By (University of California - Irvine) - abroad from 07/02/2016 to 08/27/2016 with

The Intern Group: London Internship Placement Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much about different perspectives. I also learned that I want to continue to travel for work.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Intern London made sure that the internship I was in was not only in my field of interest but that I would be doing work that was thought-provoking and would provide me actual work experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Ariana was an amazing host, as was Melisha. They were not only incredibly knowledgeable about things to do and the best way to do them but they were also just good to talk to.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Schafer House was in a great location and was incredibly safe. The kitchen was well stocked and there was a maid who cleaned up. Yes, the beds could be more comfy and yes space was small but what do you expect?

* Food:

London is great.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I really felt like I was getting a sense of London life. I definitely made an effort to hang out with locals and to engage with my coworkers. If you are willing to embrace the culture, this program let syou.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?


* Safety:

I felt totally safe.

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)

London is expensive but I cooked most of my meals and saved a lot of money up beforehand.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 40 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Decide what is important to you. If you are really more about eating and clubbing then know that that is going to add up. Me, I am more interested in going and seeing and there is a lot to do and see. Save up for that and cook. Also bring a ton of clothes so you don't have to do laundry much and don't have to buy any clothes.


* 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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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other
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 culture
  • The things I learned
  • The people
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I don't really wish for anything. It was pretty great.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.