Life in London is worth every £! Past Review

By (University of Utah) - abroad from 02/04/2017 to 04/29/2017 with

The Intern Group: London Internship Placement Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Greater confidence, new understanding of English culture, innumerable memories, and phenomenal work experience.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

There were a lot of resources for this program, and the workload from my university was very manageable.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Arianna and Melisha were very helpful and made sure I always had the support and resources I needed.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The location was great, but there were some pretty consistent issues with internet access. I had to reset the router at least 4 times a week.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Arianna made sure we were exposed to a wide variety of England which really made me feel at home.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

The location of the housing was very safe, there were locks to enter the plaza, the house, and the bedroom.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I have loved London, I've loved my coworkers, I've loved the people I've met through Intern London, I've loved the whole experience.


* 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 an expensive place to live, but it's possible to live on the cheap.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? £50 ppw
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The Tesco near the Canada Water tube station has a wide variety of money-saving deals, and it is waaayyy cheaper to cook than to eat out.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* 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 People
  • The ease of travel
  • the support offered by Intern London
* What could be improved?
  • Housing has some kinks to iron out.
  • Greater explanation of national rail service.
  • more opportunities to meet new interns
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The importance of planning for events and keeping a detailed ledger of all your plans.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!