I had an amazing time getting to know London while learning worthwhile material! Past Review

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 07/08/2019 to 07/26/2019 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to take a condensed course and how to study quickly and efficiently. This was a worthwhile skill. I also learned how a European culture is different from America.

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.

It was a lot of information in a short amount of time so I spent a lot of time with the material.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They had an office open at all times, students to show us around the first week, tours and were very clear about when and where everything was.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I had a single which was a little small, but very nice. My room was a little far from campus but I was able to take learn how the bus and tube system works in London which was invaluable.

* Food:

I was able to try many new things and learn how Londoners eat and drink.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I went out almost every night to sight see and join in on the local culture. I had a blast every night.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not have any experience where I needed health care so I am not sure.

* Safety:

They gave out many pamphlets and emails about safety on campus. I felt very secure and had no incidents.

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

I had an amazing time and learned a lot. I would take it again.


* 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)

Though the course did not cost a lot, I spent a lot of money on room and board, food and activities.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $300
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy your own food and cook for yourself. They have kitchens for you to use.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location
  • Food
  • Professors
* What could be improved?
  • Dorm location
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? My dorm was a 45 minute walk and 25 minute bus ride from the campus. It was difficult at times especially since my friends lived so close to campus.

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!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:


Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Dr. Renato Faccini and Dr. Luigi Ventura
Instruction Language: English
Comments: As it was a challenging course, I spent a lot of time at the LSE library. I took advantage of several of the weekend trips offered to locations around London. My teachers were very knowledgable and great at conveying information. I participated a lot in the discussion classes as they were a lot of small group work with presentations of your work. I had homework due everyday and a midterm and final exam.
Credit Transfer Issues: I have some issues transferring credit since it was only 3 weeks. I would suggest meeting with the study abroad office.