A Life Changing Experience Past Review

By (Stephens College) - abroad from 01/08/2016 to 04/16/2016 with

University of the Arts London - Integrated Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much about other cultures, as well as a lot about myself. I was able to travel to a total of 14 countries and 26 cities and every second, every dollar was worth it.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Kim was amazing!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Our flat was in an amazing location. We were right in between 3 stations and only two stops away from LCF. Everything about the flat was great.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We had classes that took us around to different museums as well as the different neighborhoods in London.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

It was very accessible and very easy to set up doctor's appointments.

* Safety:

As long as you're aware of your surroundings, you won't have any issues. I felt very safe throughout my entire experience.

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

The program was perfect; everything was perfect. From SAI to the tutors at LCF, everyone was so accommodating.


* 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)

As long as you don't eat out for every meal, it's manageable.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Probably around $75-$100 each week.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Prepare meals in your flat, travel on budget airlines, trains, buses, etc.


* 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
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • The life-long relationships I've made
  • Adapting to British Culture
  • Traveling to other countries and learning about how they live
* What could be improved?
  • I can't think of anything that could be be improved
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing. There's only so much you can learn before you go, the rest just needs to be experienced first hand. That's the best way to learn.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.