This was a question I asked myself a lot when I was in third year and trying to decide what to do with the rest of my life. Naturally, pursuing a master’s wasn’t the only option available to me, and I knew many people who had survived without one just fine. Besides, taking on an extra degree meant getting […]
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I come from a bit of a paradoxical background, considering I was born in Washington D.C. but in terms of nationality, I am Russian. So, when asked where I am from, I tend to respond that I am an American born Russian. Then the next question people ask is: “So then, which do you like better?” Honestly, […]
As an international student studying in London, I can promise you that anyone who says British food sucks knows nothing about London’s dining scene. I’ve put together a selection of incredible places to enjoy great food near LSE. Whenever you feel that the Fourth Floor Cafe or Garrick are inferior foods for you, be sure to check out this […]
What do you guys usually do on your weekends? I went to Oxford for my last weekend in Michaelmas term.
Friends around me have been saying how convenient it is to travel within the UK by train, but that concept hasn’t sunk in until I went on the journey and realised it only took me a little more than an […]
Having just graduated in July from the University of Birmingham and coming fresh out of an undergraduate degree, I thought the transition to Master’s at LSE wouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary – ‘It’s just another year at university,’ I told myself, ‘how different can it be?’ In answering that question, I was (pleasantly) surprised.
I’m a student from […]
As an international student studying in London for nearly a year and a half, I hardly need to tell you why life in London is the best. Nonetheless, here’s my list of the 8 coolest things to do as a student in London. If you have any suggestions of your own, please do share them with me in the […]
During my Financing Health Care seminar, we were told to prepare a short presentation on how the health care system of our home country was organized and funded. I had two thoughts when I saw this assignment. One, it was going to be very easy because I just finished my first master’s degree in Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University. Part […]
“Here the journey starts. Alone in this city of rich history, excitement, and opportunities.”
[An extract from my diary on 22nd September 2018]
Hi everyone, I am a first-year undergraduate studying Accounting & Finance at LSE. This is the story of a student-tourist in London trying to explore and settle down.
For someone like me that gets sick on a plane, the fact […]
Like most second (and third) year students, I commute to university every day of the school week. However, my commute is not so ‘typical’: I don’t take buses, the Underground, or Overground. I take the train. From Brighton. Every day.
When I first mention that I commute to someone, the conversation is always the same:
Q1: “Wow, how long does that […]
I feel like at LSE we have a very specific notion of what it means to have fun. We sit down for coffee and start talking about internet infrastructures, one hour later we see ourselves talking about trains. No wonder that some of the most exciting things happening on campus are the public lectures, open events that everyone can […]