Wish I could do it again August 05, 2019

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/24/2018 to 06/06/2019 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?
My experience abroad was extremely worthwhile. Although it was a tough decision to make for financial reasons I am extremely glad I went abroad. The opportunity to live a full year in a foreign country while still receiving a top-notch education was incredible. Truly one of the best years of my life.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

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?

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* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I didn't have any health issues but I couldn't figure out how to mark this N/A

* Safety:

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


* 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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Try to find a dorm that provides dinners, in London it will absolutely save you money in the long run.


* 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
* 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?
  • Seeing new things
  • Meeting new people
  • Broadening my horizons
* What could be improved?
  • London could not be so expensive haha
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Always try to meet as many people as you can as quickly as you can. Friend groups form quick and its easier to make friends in the first 2 weeks than the last 2 months.

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

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Genes Brains and Society

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Comments: This course was extremely interesting, reading could be a bit monotonous but the class discussions always made up for it.
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Course Department: Psychology
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Comments: Incredible course. My experiences with psychology courses in the past were to memorize a bunch of individuals and their contributions but this course painted a much more integrated and wholistic look at psychological sciences and changed the way I looked at society and human development.
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Course Department: Accounting
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Comments: It was challenging. Good course and very informative but the course schedule was somewhat frustrating. I took this course in the fall semester but my final was not administered until May so it required a large amount of revising and studying.
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Course Department: Economics
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Comments: It was interesting and challenging. Great instruction and fair tests/grading.
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