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Free-Falling on LSE

When I received the admissions letter in 2005, Harvard was already a familiar place. Even before I applied, I had visited the university, checked out the campus party scene, attended information sessions, met my admissions officer, and gotten involved in the Cuban student group events. I thus began my undergraduate career with a fairly accurate sense of what awaited me in the next four years.

 

Arriving at LSE

My introduction to LSE was contrastingly abrupt. Before I knew it, classes arrived and I saw myself in Houghton Street absorbing everything for the first time. Of course, I was unprepared for the rushed course selection process, and the unavailability of professor and course evaluations as a public guide for students did not make the task easier. I was surprised to find that there were virtually no British people in my classes, as the majority of my classmates came from other European countries and North America. The school calendar shocked me; my unthinkable number of holidays included two months to study for finals!

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Our iPad Winner Revealed!

After two months of entries flooding in, we can finally reveal the winner of the grand prize in our iPad 2 competition.

Everyone who registered with the Foreign Students site during March and April was entered into a free prize draw to celebrate the launch of our new website. After entry closed last week, we picked one lucky member at random. And the winner is....

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Global Medicine Course Rankings Released

A new global ranking table of medicine courses places British universities among the very best.

Cambridge comes second and Oxford fourth on the list published by QS (a higher education company), whilst Imperial takes ninth. However, it is US schools that dominate the rest of the top 10, filling the other six spots, with Harvard also taking the coveted top position.

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Royal Wedding Crowd Already Growing

A crowd of royal wedding fans started gathering outside Westminster Abbey last night, a full two and a half days (!) before the event.

Ranging from small children to pensioners, the committed Royalists were dressed in their finest British clothing (especially the man above). We went to go and have a look whilst they all enjoyed their fifteen minutes of fame with the world's media surrounding them.  

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Your Plans for the Royal Wedding

It is the wedding of the decade on Friday and what better place to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton get married than in London. Whether you plan to join the millions hoping to catch a glimpse of the couple in real life or if you simply want to watch the wedding on a big screen in London, you have a number of different options.

Here we go through some of the best locations and top tips:

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