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jennifer
University of Chicago, Chicago, United States
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
LSE
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
London is very expensive. Prepared food/restaurants are more expensive than the U.S. but I compensated by learning how to cook! Accommodation, private or University, was comparable to U.S. University housing but not U.S. apartment living. Nightlife, including restaurants clubs or bars and transport to get home, is disgustingly more. Travel is a tricky one. I've spent more on travel here but that's because it costs so much less to fly from London to Europe than from the U.S.
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Food, Overall, Housing, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Financial surprise- A mobile phone was no more expensive than my landline. Buy phonecards to call the U.S. at rates of $.07. I shelled out about $16 a week for transport because most residences are not within reasonable walking distance of campus. I photocopied A LOT totalling well over $100. Then again, I didn't have to buy so many books.
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Joseph
HEC Paris, Paris, France
Financial Management, Graduate, University Agreement
LSE
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Accomodation is very very very much expensive in London. But the good thing is that there's a lot of low cost airlines (Easyjet, Ryanair, etc...) that offer trips at almost no cost - it was cheaper to go and spend a week-end in Stockholm (with no hotel expenses) than staying in London !!
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Food, Overall, Housing, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Travel:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
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Personal comments
low cost airlines !!
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Daniel
George Washington University, Washington DC, United States
Political Science, Graduate, one year graduate programm
LSE
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
London is bloody expensive... seriously, it's so expensive there, i can't believe it. Take a lot of money with you... And if you're a smoker, give it up! it's so unbelievably expensive...
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Nightlife, Travel, Housing, Overall, Food, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
open a bank account at Barclays. It's free for students and you get 30 pounds put into your account... it's great.
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anupreeta
University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
International Relations, Graduate, Graduate
LSE
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
LSE scholarship
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
I lived with my family at home so food and lodgings were taken care of. Travel is cheaper back home too. Phone calls were the same amount.
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Overall, Housing, Food, Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
You can live on very little if you try really hard. As low as 5 pounds a day, which is basically for food and excludes rent, etc.
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Brayden
Columbia University, New York City, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
LSE
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
London is a very expensive city. Even LSE accommodation is expensive in comparison to other cities, though its peanuts relative to private accommodation in London. For example, I paid under 100 pounds at Bankside House in my first year, and well over twice that in my second year - and that included sharing costs with a flatmate.
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Housing, Overall, Food, Telephone, Travel, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
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Money from home
Personal comments
It's all relative. London is an expensive city, but in order to get the best out of the city you're going to have to spend some money.
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P.
Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, MScIS
LSE
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
London must be one of the expensier cities in the world, there is no way out you got to have some backup if you come.
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Overall, Housing, Telephone, Food, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Carefull with night life expenses, budged the night and keep it straight.
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Caroline-Lucie
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
International Relations, Graduate, Independent
LSE
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
London is one of the most expensive ciites in the world, whereas Berlin, where my university was located at, is inexpensive.
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Travel, Nightlife, Housing, Overall, Food, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
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Personal comments
Be prepared it's an expensive and crowded place!
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mecarroll
Amherst College, Amherst, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, University Agreement
LSE
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
It is more expensive to live in London.
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Nightlife, Travel, Overall, Housing, Telephone, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
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Personal comments
Traveling to continental Europe can be very inexpensive -- watch out for great deals on flights.
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Tarek
LSE, London, United Kingdom
Management Information Systems, Graduate, Independent
LSE
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
housing in London is not cheap!
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Overall, Housing, Telephone, Food, Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Watch out for thieves (especially while drawing money from cash machines!)
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Niels
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Financial Management, Graduate, CEMS
LSE
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Government assistance
A private grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
London must be the most expensive place on earth.
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Food, Telephone, Housing, Overall, Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Flying Ryanair to Dublin for just 20 pounds return!
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Parikshit
University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Environmental Sciences, Graduate, Independent
LSE
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Excepting for travel cost which is high in the London Tubes, all other expenses work out similar for both Delhi and India
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Food, Housing, Overall, Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
One should apply for a scholarship before coming here- the tuition fee is very high
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Gonzalo
LSE, London, United Kingdom
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
LSE
1.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
London is insanely expensive, and if you have to pay for everything yourself it can get a bit overwhelming
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Travel, Nightlife, Food, Telephone, Overall, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
I can't stress this enough: London is VERY expensive. Accomodation and transport will take up very large amounts of money, and overall you could get the impression that you are paying way too much money for pretty lousy quality
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ventouma
Pantion Panepistimio Kinonikon Kai Politikon Epistimon, Athens, Greece
Economics, Graduate, MSc
LSE
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Because London is a more expensive city than Athens.
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Food, Telephone, Housing, Overall, Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Sophie
HEC Paris, Paris, France
Financial Management, Graduate, University Agreement
LSE
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
part-time job
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
because everything is much more expensive
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Food, Telephone, Overall, Housing, Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
not really
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Caroline
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Summer School
LSE
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Because London is one of the most expensive cities
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Travel, Nightlife, Food, Telephone, Overall, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Marlene
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
LSE
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
london is expensive. but also the life you live there as a summer student is more "spending" than at home!
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Telephone, Food, Overall, Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Sylvia
Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, MSc
LSE
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Because everything in London is too expensive comparing to Greece or other European countries
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Telephone, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Housing, Overall, Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Abdul
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
LSE
1.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
London is MUCH more expensive than Canada. THe exchange rate makes things even more expensive.
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Travel, Nightlife, Food, Telephone, Overall, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Very expensive city. Ony must really budget very wisely.
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kaihsing
Columbia University, New York City, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
LSE
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Opportunities or nature of the city means that I would spend more on food and drink but less on accomodation. OVerall however, it was roughly the same in terms of expense.
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Nightlife, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Marc
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Management Science, Graduate, University Agreement
LSE
1.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
London is the most expensive city in Europe, and one of the most in the world. Even much more expensive than Paris or Switzerland
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Nightlife, Travel, Food, Overall, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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