Unforgettable August 30, 2021

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 09/28/2020 to 06/18/2021 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?
Independence and accountability

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?

Own Housing - Not provided

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

No Health Issues

* Safety:

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

LSE pushed me and challenged me academically. It made me be more independent and London is a great city.


* 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 is expensive so at the bare minimum I would recommend an 80 to 100 pounds budget a week

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? The underground is very reasonable for transport and I would even recommend biking around the city. Get a membership card to your grocery store to take advantage of deals and discounts. If you like ordering food, use deliveroo and become a plus member.


* 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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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Talented faculty
  • Great students
  • Independent approach
* What could be improved?
  • More student-faculty interaction
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That at LSE you must take ownership of yourself and your own work. No one will chase after you.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.

Individual Course Reviews

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Course Department: Geography
Instructor: Multiple
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Good teaching however few opportunities for assessment. Useful content on economic geography and how countries interact with one another.
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Course Department: Philosophy
Instructor: Multiple
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The extremely challenging course focused on economic thought processes and our approach to economic problems from a philosophical perspective.
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Course Department: Economics
Instructor: Multiple
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Detailed economics course focused on public policy changes and the financial crisis and how decisions affected the greater macroeconomic systems
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Course Department: Finance
Instructor: Multiple
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Great intro course with lots of exposure to finance and financial modeling
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Course Department: Economic History
Instructor: Leigh Gardner
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Comments: Very detailed and reading orientated. Challenging and immersive
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