Study abroad at LSE and you will never regret about it Past Review

By (Brandeis University) - abroad from 09/18/2016 to 06/10/2017 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?
Academic achievement / travel experience/ make new friends

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.

The overall educational experience was pretty good. I took courses from four different departments, namely finance, economics, statistics and geography. I enjoyed the diversity of my course selection and explored LSE academic life from multiple perspectives. I think most of courses emphasis on both theory and empirical evidence. Furthermore, the library provides a lot of additional information about courses and easy to access. The only thing that I do not like is that the final grade is 100% based on the final exam for some courses.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The GC Dean is super friendly. He gave me many useful tips regarding course choices and university social activities. There is weekly email regarding school events and updates.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived in Northumberland House. The location is perfect but the room is pretty small.

* Food:

The cafeteria is not very good but there are abundant restaurants nearby.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The people are nice but I do not like the drinking cultural here.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I did not have any experience about health care at London. But I heard that it is good.

* Safety:

The police force is responsibility. However, there were several severe attacks in the past few months.

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

This program gives me an opportunity to explore the United Kingdom and study at an an decent university. The academic achievement and travel experience are valuable to me.


* 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? about 150 pounds per week


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • 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?
  • Perfect location
  • Academic reputation
* What could be improved?
  • More course choices
  • Access with professors
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Understand more about British culture.

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!