Exciting City! Past Review

By (Economics, Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/26/2016 to 06/09/2017 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?
It was very worthwhile to have an experience very different from that at Wellesley. I feel I learned quite a lot about myself through that, and my perspective somewhat widened. I made good friends and many wonderful memories.

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.

There is a bit of a range, for example, the number of contact hours (lectures and classes) vary. The workload doesn't vary as much but still depends on what you take, but definitely not an "easy" study abroad as many others are said to be. The school has a good range of resources, though, again, how supportive your lecturers and class teachers are depends.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

My residence hall is not catered, ie doesn't have a dining hall, though some halls do. There are places to get food in and around campus, so it's very convenient.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I definitely had time to explore the city, and there are many places to go in London, though most of the friends I made there are also study abroad students, most of them studying in the US.

* 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


* 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)


* 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
  • 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?
  • The location
  • guaranteed housing
  • subsidized events
* What could be improved?
  • I can't think of anything specific, and I think things I didn't like as much or weren't very used to were for me to learn.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I traveled more, and planned earlier so that it was possible to travel more.

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.