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By (Duke University) - abroad from 06/08/2016 to 07/30/2015 with

London School of Economics (LSE): Direct Enrollment in LSE Summer School

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
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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.

LSE is an amazing university - one of the best in the world. I had an incredible experience!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Awesome, The LSE is very organized

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

very good and safe/comfortable

* Food:

London has incredible food/restuarants

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Awesome, living in central London is such an incredible experience!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

London is obviously very safe, had a great time!

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

I loved it, the LSE was amazing, would reccomend to anyone!


* 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)

Its worth it!

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? eat cheaply, its worth it to study at the LSE


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Study hard!

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Social Experience
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Studying at the LSE can be intense, but you'll be amongst the best and brightest in the world so its worth all the work!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!