Great Past Review

By (Monash University) - abroad from 08/05/2017 to 10/27/2017 with

The Intern Group: London Internship Placement Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a great insight and experience of living in London, which was my main goal in doing the program. The Intern Group allowed for so many opportunities to explore London as a city.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.


* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The onsite administration for The Intern Group was lovely, the catch ups and activities organised allowed me to meet new people in my program and spend some time with them. I had a few problems with housing and personal admin etc, and whenever I emailed The Intern Group they would also always reply so efficiently, and even if they weren't able to do anything right then, they would contact the necessary people and/or speed the process along. In particular, Ariana was able also responsive and in contact whenever anything was wrong, which was a great peace of mind to know if we had any questions or problems that we could always contact her.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Living arrangements were 'okay', my room was quite small, although I do have my own ensuite, I didn't actually request this, and having a larger bedroom would have been highly preferred instead. Internet in the house was and still is a major issue for me, we basically don't get any internet/wifi in our house, and our mobile data (that we pay for) also DOES NOT work in the house (No Service) when the wifi is down, making it incredibly difficult to do anything. The only time I get strong internet is while out on my mobile or at work. Host International advertises that all housing has wifi, but mine does not, I have alerted The Intern Group who I think have been pushing the process along, although we haven't had a change at all, it has been around 2 weeks since myself and my roommates have alerted the issue.

* Food:

N/A - own 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:

Safety in the house was fine, however having different cleaners come in each week was a worry for me, as you don't know who will be going into your room or how many people have keys to the house.

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)



* 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

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Activities
  • Administrators
  • Communication
* What could be improved?
  • Accomodation
  • Accomodation facilities
  • More meet ups
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? N/A