Most independent, low-stress, and confidence boosting year in undergraduate life May 21, 2019

By (Wellesley College) - abroad from 09/24/2018 to 06/10/2019 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 to be much more independent and confident in the decisions I make. I learned better organizational skills as the courses entailed studying for a year’s worth of material with over 70% of the grsde being decided by one final exam.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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

The integration into the school was seamless, and procedures were thoroughly explained beforehand. There was no surprise setbacks. The program has several international and American exchange students similar to me which made it much more handleable. The classes entailed more independent work which on hindsight was a good learning tactic to have up one’s sleeve.


* 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? £50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Plan ahead


* 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? Exchange

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 course materials
  • The flexibility of courses
  • The General course students
* What could be improved?
  • More social events with General Course students
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The courses have a lot of material to cover and preparing early is always better

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!