Euro October 17, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/11/2017 to 06/01/2018 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?
School and culture wise learned a lot from traveling -- one of the best years

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.

Lectures mixed in with classes, 1 / 1 per course per week

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Helpful and well set-up for abroad students -- they are used to it and any problems kids typically run into

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Good - had LSE housing, which is expensive / tight space, but moved into an apartment once my friends got out there second semester

* Food:

Pretty much anything everywhere, big city

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Great to come back to London after traveling to other countries that had a stronger cultural difference to America

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Good, they have you set up your health info early and ease to access nurse

* Safety:

Very safe city

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

London was a great city to be based in for a full year - in terms of language and familiarity; but, being in Europe allows you to travel all over and for more than reasonable prices, so it was great to. be able to travel then come back to a home-base like London

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)

Was spending quite a bit of money on food / activities -- can definitely do cheaper, but London is more exp than many other cities

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 500
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Cook at home with friends, plan trips ahead of time

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?

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  • Dorm
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* 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?
  • Exploring
  • History
  • Fun
* What could be improved?
  • Ability to pick class schedule
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Not much

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.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

PH103

Course Department: PHI
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Comments: Philosophy intro class -- very interesting discussion, engaging
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GY103

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Comments: Geography class regarding social issues and movement
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EC230

Course Department: Econ
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Comments: Econ class that mixes in ideas from theory classes into more real life application of the Euro zone
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EH240

Course Department: ECON
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Instruction Language: ENG
Comments: British class about the history in the 1940s forward -- interesting as much of the class serves as a comparison to American industries
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