Studying in London pushed me to be a better designer, citizen, and thinker. Past Review

By (Graphic Design., Western Washington University) for

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 how I think, and design, and what I need to think about. I also became very aware of being a world citizen, not just an American. The whole experienced changed the way I think.

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

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived in Will Wyatt Court in east London. Great area and safe--I loved it. Will Wyatt Court however was just a somewhat annoying place to live--they are constantly doing room checks and knocking on your door early in the morning. They are also allowed to come into your room if you aren't there. Its a little invasive.

* Food:

I just didn't like the food there. Had some allergic reactions as well. Food is NOT fresh unless you want to pay a lot.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The program in London for SAI was too small to really have any social events. The school however (CSM) had lots of events and fun things to do with other students from UK and around the world.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

It was easy to make Dr. appointments--birth control is also free in the UK.

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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students