Why did you choose this program?London is one of the world's most exciting financial centers. As an international student in finance, I definitely wanted to experience what business life is like in London with a program at a top university.
Describe your favorite classes abroad. Among all the classes I took, I liked the "Financial Markets" class most. The course content is challenging but interesting, and it really pushed me a lot to learn more.
What was housing like on your study abroad program? I lived in the LSE Northumberland dorm, which is located at the busiest area in London: Trafalgar Square. Transportation is really convenient with a major tube station and several bus stops nearby, and it's only 10-minute walk from LSE campus. Famous attractions like National Gallery, London Eye and shopping areas like Oxford Circles are all in the neighborhood.
What advice would you like to give to future study abroad students?As one of the top universities in the world, LSE offers a lot of activities out of class for summer school students. I encourage you take the opportunities they offer for public lectures, for which they invite experts in all different areas such as economy, politics and finance.
What's your best memory from your time abroad? I knew lots of people from different countries with different culture and background, and we became good friends by the end of this program. I was in London during Olympic Games and went to watch three games in which Team China got a gold medal.
What was your greatest challenge? The finance course content in LSE is slightly different from IU. When I went to LSE, the only finance course background I had was the I-Core Finance class. The first few days of my class, it was a little bit hard for me to keep up with the professor.