Great Experience. Challenging Academically. Past Review

By (Mathematics, Brandeis University) - abroad from 09/20/2017 to 05/31/2017 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?
Access to world class economists

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Amazing classes and lecturers. Take Quantitative courses and they are the jewel of the program.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very accomadating

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?


* Food:

Very Good

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Extremely international student body.

* 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

World class institution with amazing quantitative courses.


* 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? 150


* 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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  • International 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? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Econometrics
  • Statistics
  • British life
* What could be improved?
  • Brandeis' support
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Brandeis refuses to give two semesters of course credit for LSE courses taken over 2 semesters covering 2 semesters of material.

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!