Arguably the Best Experience of My Life!! Past Review

By (Boston College) - abroad from 07/04/2016 to 09/23/2016 with

University College London (UCL): London - UCL Summer School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Aside from the module, it was great being able to explore a new city with people from all over the world!

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.

The module was very well organized and provided an in-depth, but wide variety of lectures from brilliant researchers in their respective fields. Although it was a lot of independent work and reading, the module was absolutely fascinating, and I quickly fell in love with UCL and London!

* 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


* 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

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
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?
  • Academics
  • Social Life
* What could be improved?
  • Perhaps a broader range of modules
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? London is expensive, but definitely worth it!!