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London School of Economics (LSE): London - General Course, Year-Long Study Abroad Programme
The London School of Economics and Political Science is a place of genuine intellectual excitement and cutting-edge research, employing many of the world's leading experts in their fields and attracting the very best students from across the globe... read more
I learned a lot about myself in terms of handling money when it's tight and socializing with new people. And I really treasure learning the different style of "learning" in the UK - it was a transition but I found that it really worked for me, being SO personally responsible for my own study the way you're forced to be. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I learned a lot about how to live in a city (from a rural/suburban area). I gained some really close friends, although they are mostly American. I was able to travel a bit which I had not been able to do before studying abroad. I also learned how to take my education into my own hands. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to navigate one of the largest cities in the world! TFL is very comprehensive but still, i'm proud. This year taught me a lot about independence and adulthood and i'm grateful for that. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how UK universities work in comparison to US ones (students are much more independent). I also learned a lot about european healthcare systems through my internship. Isabelle Moore - Trinity College View Entire Review
Personal agency, a better work ethic, knowledge from world-class professors, experience with people from all over the world, a crush on Britain's public transportation, and the ability to play cricket. Worth it. Matthew K - Brandeis University View Entire Review
YES A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
The UK education is very different from the American education system, but I am happy I did it because it made me more appreciative of my home institution. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to live independently in a new country. I did not have any friends or relatives, so I had to make an effort in finding a community. Yes it was worthwhile. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Academic achievement / travel experience/ make new friends Yuying Wan - Brandeis University View Entire Review
There are so many perspectives and paths to get to where you are. Learned a lot about independence and the importance of a good community of friends to battle homesickness. Tiffany L - Brandeis University View Entire Review
While I thought I would be studying my majors at a deeper level, I learned more about myself and how to learn independently while at LSE. I traveled around Europe, and learned to navigate the city by myself, and these were the most valuable parts of my experience abroad. I also gained a greater appreciation for my home instituti... A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
London is a place I would move to for a job offer. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I was able to study economics at one of the most renowned universities in the world for social sciences. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, my subject, the world both in and out of the classroom in a year I will never forget. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
- Different schooling system, more independence, less rigorous but gets hard at the end - Great vibe, friendly General course body - Lovely city, can do so much: eat, drink, go out, party, walk around, go to museums, theatres... Aida El Kohen - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I realized how academically intensive Wellesley is and I was appreciative for its strong academic support programs. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Access to world class economists A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to operate effectively within the British higher education system. I expect this will be worthwhile because I hope to attend graduate school there. Isabelle Moore - Trinity College View Entire Review
Learned to deal with uncertainty. Learned to enjoy being alone and how to be more independent. Totally worth it. Extremely grateful I had the chance to do it. Felipe Jaramillo - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile to have an experience very different from that at Wellesley. I feel I learned quite a lot about myself through that, and my perspective somewhat widened. I made good friends and many wonderful memories. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent, to advocate for myself, to make friends from university at the LSE, to enjoy the urban lifestyle, and be a part of London. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
If you can spend a year abroad in an unfamiliar city and in an unfamiliar academic setting, you can do anything. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was an invaluable experience to take courses that weren't from a US-centric perspective, and to experience living outside the US. I learned so much both in and out of class. WellesleyCollegeStudent - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was amazing. Took really interesting classes, made incredible friends, and really got to know London. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A full year abroad is a much better experience than a semester. You have the time to invest in relationships and make life long friends. I don't feel like a tourist in London now and definitely have plans to live here again sometime after graduation. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
The London School of Economics and Political Science is a place of genuine intellectual excitement and cutting-edge research, employing many of the world's leading experts in their fields and attracting the very best students from across the globe.
The General Course offers you a unique opportunity to experience all that LSE and the great city of London have to offer, whilst undertaking a year of fully integrated undergraduate study at the world's leading dedicated social science institution.
LSE provides you with an environment in which you can study your chosen courses in depth, whilst becoming fully involved in all aspects of School life. Furthermore, not only will you be an LSE student but upon completion of your year you'll become an LSE alumnus, thus beginning what we hope will be a life-long association with the School.
We're confident that your time at LSE will be both enjoyable and rewarding, providing you with knowledge and experience that will prove hugely beneficial in both your future academic and professional careers. If you think you'd enjoy this academically rigorous and culturally rich programme we look forward to receiving your application.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Pre-Law Studies
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