Great city, top school Past Review

By (Economics and Business, Brandeis University) - abroad from 10/01/2011 to 06/06/2012 with

London School of Economics (LSE): London - General Course, Year-Long Study Abroad Programme

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
better decision making skill, better self-discipline

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?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

As a international student at Brandeis, I'm much more integrated with local culture in Boston than in London.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I went to a local hospital. They were more efficient than what people said about them, and the service they provide was fine.

* Safety:

Some of my friends' phones even wallet were stolen including mine.

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


* 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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 200 pounds
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Living in London is expensive...


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • 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?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • location. London is a great city to study and live in.
  • resources. LSE hosts a lot of public speaking lectures and career fairs.
* What could be improved?
  • can hold more activities for students to integrate into the host school and local culture
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew firmly what I wanna do and learn from this year's experience, I should have set up some specific goals before I go.