London School of Economics (LSE): London - General Course, Year-Long Study Abroad Programme

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
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August 29, 2018 Worth It
I learned so much especially academic course related and life in general - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I think that I gained a lot of confidence from my year abroad that I desperately needed. Living alone for the first time in a huge, kind of unforgiving city made me approach problems in a more confident and methodical way. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Different approach of education. It definitely worths all compliments. - 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. - 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... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I realized how academically intensive Wellesley is and I was appreciative for its strong academic support programs. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Access to world class economists - 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. - 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. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Exciting City!
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. - 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. - 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. - 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. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Experiencing and learning different cultures - Brandeis University View Entire Review
August 20, 2018 I Found My People
I loved living in London. I loved exploring the city and meeting people from all around the world. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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. - 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. - 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. - 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. - Trinity College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with London School of Economics (LSE): London - General Course, Year-Long Study Abroad Programme
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. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Fun
YES - 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. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
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. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Academic achievement / travel experience/ make new friends - 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. - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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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
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Accounting
  • Pre-Law Studies
Minimum GPA:
3.3
Year Founded:
1895
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