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jennifer
University of Chicago, Chicago, United States
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
LSE
3.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
I would not consider the work here especially rigourous. Classes for first years are not taken very seriously but second and third year classes are more competitive.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
Better access to teachers, please. Let course work shoulder the burden of the final grade instead of 100% weight on final exam.
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
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jennifer
University of Chicago, Chicago, United States
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
LSE
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
It's tough to get a summer job in the U.S. from abroad. While OK with me, others were frustrated with the level theory and lack of applied work here. The University is a bit apathetic to students. Students from different places don't mix that much. It's not ill meant. It just happens. Meeting Brits, much less befriending them, is less common than you would believe.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
If you want lots of independence, travel opportunity and a city exploding with things to do this is it. If you want anything cheaply, a University that holds your hand, dynamic classroom experiences, and an accessable student body this is not your place.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
There are loads of wwwdot websites that help provide cheap travel. Buy an AtoZ (said, 'A to Zed') map, sold at newsagents. It's a comprehensive London Street Guide. A computer isn't necessary here.
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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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Housing, Overall, Food, 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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jennifer
University of Chicago, Chicago, United States
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
LSE
4.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
none
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jennifer
University of Chicago, Chicago, United States
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
LSE
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: University housing NOT ON CAMPUS
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: same
Why?
While I wasn't very satisfied, there are few better alternatives in London. The facilities might have been improved if I went private, but it would have been more expensive and isolating.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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jennifer
University of Chicago, Chicago, United States
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
LSE
4.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Kahn's, great curry place and well priced. A.K.A. swish bar but user friendly. Mezzo, really swish bar with live bands. Concession tickets at Royal National Theatre. Greenwich Market or Spittalfields are more manageable than Portobello and just as fun. Blackfriar's Pub, albeit a suits place, is loaded with atmosphere as well as The Bank of England pub. YO! Sushi's conveyor belt action is a great novelty. Cabinet War Rooms and Westminster were worth it. Cheap and tasty high tea- the crypt under St. Paul's. Posh high tea- Harrod's.
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