Extraordinary summer of culture, fun, and law Past Review

By (Corporate Finance & Accounting, Bentley University) - abroad from 07/08/2013 to 07/29/2013 with

API (Academic Programs International): London - London School of Economics

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I was immersed into the business sector of London because of the location of LSE and my living location, and was able to observe the day-to-day lives of the people who live and work there. Overall, it was an extraordinary experience for me to attend a law course abroad. On top of my academic and cultural experience, the social experience was awesome! There were so many events and concerts available on the weekend that it topped off my already amazing experience abroad.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

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 loved living with students from so many different countries and backgrounds in Rosebury Hall. However, the only downside is that there is no air conditioning and during the humid summer weather, the temperature setting isn't exactly ideal.

* Food:

It meets the average campus food expectation. But there are a variety of cafes and restaurants near by for you to grab a quick bite on the way to class.

* 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? No


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $200


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • 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?
  • The academic course
  • Location of the school making it accessible to social events
  • Meeting tons of new people from the States and Int'l countries
* What could be improved?
  • Providing a fan or A/C in the dorms
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I packed for the right temperature. I will check the weather much more closely on my next study abroad. Essentially, I packed for a cold, rainy summer when I actually experience the hot, humid summer in London mid-July.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.