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CIS London Program
The CIS semester study abroad program was a deal.
PROS: It is the cheapest program out there, and it does get you over to London, so if that's what you want go for it! The price is the real deal. The staff are very knowledgeable and super nice when preparing you to leave the country. They will answer as many questions as you have.
CONS: CIS is a price player, which means that they cut out the frills and extras. There are 2 day trips that come with the program, but that's it. While most other companies give out multiple day trips, overnight trips, and program bonding dates, CIS does not. It's not to say that's bad, if you want to come to London and do your own thing, bully for you, but for the people who want to get to know others in their program, then it's a bit bad.
Overall I would recommend CIS to people for the price, but put in a caveat that if they want to have more group day trips and overnight trips to splurge the extra money for another program.
The classes were alright material wise, but they only have 3 hour modules.
The people at CIS were fantastic when I was coming over to London, but the service while in London fell off a bit.
Very nice location in Shoreditch.
They put you in a dorm with British people, but many of the students only stick with the Americans. There were only 2 day trips, which most of the time was spent in the coach.
Fairly safe, although I got my blackberry stolen.
People are nice. I have friends, although I wish CIS would spend a bit more time and money in making us feel like a cohesive group. All the other programs do more trips, and create a better group feeling, which leads to more friends.
Explore the tiny cafes. They are all over the town and most have a great atmosphere. My favourite one is ScooterWorks by Waterloo.
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