Worth it August 29, 2018

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/18/2017 to 06/11/2018 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 so much especially academic course related and life in general

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 were great academic resources but he program was intense

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

There could have been more resources

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I was but I wished there were more food options

* Food:

I wished there were more food options throughout the day

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

It took the first few months but I got accustomed eventually

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I wish it was more present and visible

* Safety:

I felt safe most of the time

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

I’m happy that I studied for a year

Finances

* 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 was such a big adjustment and significantly more expensive than my school

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Like 100
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? My advise is to use a budget and stick to it.

Language

* 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?

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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 people that I met
  • The scholarship
* What could be improved?
  • The support system
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how different courses would differ in London. For example, the way history is studied and written is different from what I’m accustomed to