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Caroline-Lucie
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
International Relations, Graduate, Independent
LSE
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
I chose "Politics of Global Finance", and was lucky enough to be in a course with only 13 students coming from 13 different countries! So I was able to learn about different university systems and academic expectations, and that was very rewarding.
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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
no! LSE is simply a great school!
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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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Caroline-Lucie
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
International Relations, Graduate, Independent
LSE
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
no!
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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
3
Activities
3
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Go and study there for a Master's!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
You need to like living in a big city in order to appreciate London.
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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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Housing, Overall, Food, Telephone, Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Be prepared it's an expensive and crowded place!
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Caroline-Lucie
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
International Relations, Graduate, Independent
LSE
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
My English language skills are very good, because I went to High School in the US at age 17. However, if you are used to American English, it's difficult to adjust to British English.
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Caroline-Lucie
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
International Relations, Graduate, Independent
LSE
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
LSE has different housing categories. The advantage of the housing at Roseberry Avenue was that it wasn't too far away from campus
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Caroline-Lucie
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
International Relations, Graduate, Independent
LSE
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Travel, Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
I don't remember! But Tate Gallery was very interesting, and there are many good clubs in London, if you like Drum'n'Bass and more exotic music.
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