Make sure you can take the courses you want before you go. January 08, 2019

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 10/01/2018 to 12/14/2018 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?
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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.

I personally did not have a particularly good experience with LSE academics. The course I had hoped to take was made unavailable to me when I arrived, despite having applied in January. As LSE courses are year long, this made me not want to stay for the entire program. In terms of the courses I did take, there were pros and cons. Less teacher contact, huge classes, but some rather interesting class subjects.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Helpful with general administration stuff. Extreme lack of course selection guidance.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Great, especially compared to broken down Wellesley.

* Food:

Self catered.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

This is completely up to the student. The GC does plan a lot of great activities.

* 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? No

I wish I did not pick LSE over Oxford.

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)

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
  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
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* What could be improved?
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* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? -

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.