My university in the US is a small liberal arts college home to roughly 2,100 students. The campus is located in a petite Pennsylvania town and is surrounded by nature such as trees, flowers, and plenty of grassy hills. Therefore, LSE and its central London location will be a bit of a change for me. That being said, I wouldn’t want it any other way. I fell in love with the idea of the General Course program roughly a year ago and my dream ever since has been to study there. With my passion for social science and specifically politics, I felt LSE would be the perfect arena to learn and challenge myself in new ways. I applied independently and am the first student from my college to partake in the program.
So far LSE has been great. I’ve found they’ve made preparations a breeze thanks to detailed e-mails and timelines. I have been able to select courses, secure housing, and even order household items for my flat that will be waiting for me upon arrival. Besides the necessities, I’ve also had the opportunity to plan some weekend trips around Europe! LSE offers trips especially for General Course students and this makes travel convenient, efficient, and fun. Between mid-October to November I’ll be exploring Wales, Paris, and Amsterdam. I’m exceptionally thrilled that I will have the opportunity to travel beyond England so quickly after my arrival!
LSE has alleviated my worries (thanks in part to their responses to my numerous e-mails) and I am exceedingly eager to finally meet new people, explore new places, and expand my knowledge of politics!