Amazing; I would not trade the experience for the world Past Review

By (Political Science, Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/10/2014 to 06/09/2015 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?
I learned to be independent

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.

Very rigorous; program is end-heavy. Unlike at Wellesley where assessments are conducted throughout the year, at LSE you are expected to be an independent learner, and to keep on top of your work in order to be prepared for the final exam which counts for 100% of your grade at the end of the school year.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

LSE deals with alot of students, and so their administration is very efficient.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Lived in LSE halls; great value for money

* Food:

Self catered, learned to cook for myself.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

English speaking country

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

N/A didnt use it

* Safety:

Where the halls and the university campus is located, I felt very safe

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)

London is expensive

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Student oyster card, apply for the rail card, buy day-of tickets for musicals/ theatre shows


* 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?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The career-focus mentality
  • Diverse student body
  • Living in London
* What could be improved?
  • The actual learning experience - did not learn as much content wise as at Wellesley College
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How rewarding it would be!