Paved the way for my career path Past Review

By (Birmingham City University) - abroad from 07/05/2014 to 08/09/2014 with

The Intern Group: London Internship Placement Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Gain invaluable workplace experience and videography skills.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We stayed in student halls whose rooms were available over the summer. It was a shared apartment with 4 other participants of the Intern London program. The flat was nice and clean and you get all the essential tools that you need.

* Food:

It's London, you get the bests of everything ;)

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I am also very grateful for the efforts TIG has put in to bring all the interns together. The complimentary excursions (London Eye, Theatre, High Tea) were very fun and I enjoyed them very much. There were also optional events that we could attend and I met a lot of amazing people that I still keep in touch today. TIG has a truly diverse community of people from different backgrounds. We organised several trips on our own, for example going to Bath and Pub Crawl in Camden, which was all very unforgettable. At last, we were all invited to a summer party, I forgot the name of the place but there were a lot of us :P. I is always great to connect with people who have also stepped outside of their comfort zone to be in the same shoes are you are. 100% recommend!

* 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? 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)

it's London so things are going to costs a bit more, but it's not really as bad as a lot of people think.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Quality Internship
  • Great cultural immersion
  • social life
* What could be improved?
  • none
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? i am not sure, they made it very clear what to expect and everything either met or exceeded my expectations

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.