Addicted to Going Abroad Past Review

By (Northeastern University) - abroad from 03/11/2017 to 06/30/2017 with

The Intern Group: London Internship Placement Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
What I walked away form this experience is figuring out what I want to do after I graduate and if a job in the government and political sector is something for me. Good news, it certainly is. I was able to get my feet wet with this internship and now I'm ready for the deep end. This internship was definitely worth it and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I would actually use it again and go to a different location!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

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?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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

This internship I did was part of my school's curriculum at Northeastern University. It counts as a "co-op" for me. My co-op last year was in Peru. This time around I chose to go to London in light of Brexit and chose to work in government and political sector. Both co-ops were successful and I've had an amazing experience. My internship was a perfect fit and that's all thanks to The Intern Group with helping me find placements and getting everything organized. They were so helpful from start to finish and I can't thank them enough.


* 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)

If you know how to budget, you'll be fine. I got carried away on some occasions but that's on me.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $250
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Save up as much as possible. London is generally pretty expensive and if you want to travel while you're here, which I highly recommend, then you'll want some money in the bank.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Job Placement
  • Location
  • Social Events/Meet Ups
* What could be improved?
  • Wifi in the housing
  • Housing with people from same program. A lot of people used The Intern Group but we were spread out all across the city in different housing arrangements with students from other organizations. Since so many people use The Intern Group, why not just put us all together.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing. I've been abroad every other semester and for half semesters in the summer, so I'm used to the international experience. The Intern Group did a fantastic job and I can't think of anything that I wish I knew prior to going on the program because they were that helpful with the entire process.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'