I’m Yara, a sophomore studying Finance & Management, with a minor in psychology and I’m spending this semester in London. So far, London has been extraordinary. It really does a great job combining history & culture with a touch modern aesthetic.
In terms of housing, I live in Urbanest, which -you may have heard- is the furthest away from campus. It's around a 40 minute walk, but in all honesty if you’re here to explore the city the walk isn't that bad. However, if you’re not willing to walk, there’s a bus right across the street that can take you straight to campus. What makes it worth it? You get a private room & bathroom and a huge kitchen that you’ll share with 4 or 8 people depending on your apartment. Also, most people don’t have class 5 days a week, so if you only need to be on campus 2-3 times a week, it’s definitely worth it.
In terms of classes, I’m currently taking Foundations of Finance, Intro. to Marketing, social psychology and Islam & the west. I would say that the professors here are great, however since there are no TAs you might want to get all your questions answered in class. Also, most classes don’t really assign homework so you can work at your own pace.
Everyone goes abroad to travel. Personally, I’ve been to Paris, Monte-Carlo and basically all the cities in the French Riviera. It’s way cheaper than it sounds really. Also the fact that you only have class 2-3 times a week, it’s just easier to go on longer trips. The methods of transportation are endless really; you just have to plan it out in advance.
I really can’t believe more than a month has passed already. Although I do miss New York, London continues to impress me everyday. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the semester.