London School of Economics: A good school in a wonderful city April 08, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 07/08/2018 to 08/16/2018 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learned how to deal with living on my own/experiencing loneliness and mild depression

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:

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* Food:

* 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? Yes

Enjoyed both of my classes; met some good people; didn't work particularly hard

Finances

* 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? $700
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't go out to bars every single night. Pubs/clubs are expensive.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Friends
  • Content
  • Degree of Difficulty
* What could be improved?
  • Reduction of Participation requirements
  • More coherency between profs
  • More definite grading structure
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How to live alone in a city without exposure to any other residents beforehand

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.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Competitive Strategy and Game Theory

Course Department: Management
Instructor: Dr Kristof Madarasz and Dr Vikram Pathania
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Relatively easy; no trips; minimal participation; two midterm exams
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A
Course Name/Rating:

The Political Economy of Public Policy

Course Department: Government
Instructor: Professor Torun Dewan and Professor Valentino Larcinese
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Challenging enough to remain engaging; interesting content; no field trips; minimal participation; one paper, one written exam (final)
Credit Transfer Issues: N/A