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(Jun 10 2014, 19:13:38 -04:00 EDT - Jun 10 2014, 20:33:26 -04:00 EDT)
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Jun 10, 19:13:38 Student_Bennett -> Everyone Haha will do.
Jun 10, 19:17:27 Skidmore -> Everyone Welcome to the Skidmore London FYE Live Chat! We'll begin in less than 15 minutes. Please feel free to submit your questions now.
Jun 10, 19:26:11 Skidmore -> Everyone Less than five minutes until we start. Keep those questions coming!
Jun 10, 19:28:54 Particpant -> Panelist(s) If we're planning to order one of the giffgaff SIM cards, where should we ask for them to be sent (since we don't have our room numbers for the residence hall yet)?
Jun 10, 19:30:27 Skidmore -> Everyone Okay, let's get started! Our panelists will introduce themselves.
Jun 10, 19:30:39 Student_Nathan -> Everyone My name is Nathan Canada and I am a rising Sophomore. I'm from Arlington, Mass. I intend to major in Neuroscience and minor in gender studies. I'm part of the anime club, paranormal club, and democracy matters. I also love singing and rowing.​ Ask me questions :)
Jun 10, 19:30:43 Student_Ryan -> Everyone Hey everyone! My name is Ryan Crotty, I will be your head orientation leader for the orientation in August. I'm a senior History major with a theater/economics double major. I am very involved in the theater department and am a head tour guide at the admissions office. I am also from Saratoga! So if you have any questions about the area, especially about the restaurant choices, I would be happy to help! This summer I am staying on campus to do research in the History department, and I very much look forward to seeing you all in August!
Jun 10, 19:31:33 Kendra_LondonFYE -> Everyone Hello Londoners! I am the London FYE Program Manager in Skidmore's Off-Campus Study & Exchanges office. I have worked at Skidmore and managed the London program for the last five years. I studied abroad in the Netherlands and worked abroad in London. I am originally from Bethlehem, PA.
Jun 10, 19:32:00 Student_Ryan -> Everyone Just kidding, I dont have three majors. I am pursuing a theater/economics double minor
Jun 10, 19:32:15 Student_Colleen -> Everyone Hello everyone! I'm Colleen, a rising Sophomore. I was a London Freshman last year and I'm going to be one of your orientation leaders this fall. I like music, art and the outdoors. I'm from Arlington, Virginia. I plan on majoring in Environmental Science (with a focus on the social and cultural track) and minoring in International Affairs and Italian.
Jun 10, 19:32:55 Student_Nathan -> Everyone Forgot to mention that I will also be a orientation for you guys!
Jun 10, 19:35:06 Student_Bennett -> Everyone Hey yall. I'm Bennett, a rising Junior, went to London in 2 years ago. I'm from Dallas Texas. I'm a Business major and Art minor. I play on the lacrosse team at Skidmore. I also go to the metals studio or go rock climbing when I have some time. I'm pumped to help yall out with your questions.
Jun 10, 19:35:33 Student_Bennett -> Everyone I'm one of your orientation leaders too.
Jun 10, 19:36:20 Student_Ryan -> Everyone What are some of the classes that you all are interested in taking/have questions about?
Jun 10, 19:37:25 Particpant -> Panelist(s) Did you find that you got the classes you wanted, or did they fill up quickly?
Jun 10, 19:37:35 Student_Colleen -> Everyone Any questions about things to do around the city for fun?
Jun 10, 19:38:07 Participant -> Kendra_LondonFYE If we're planning to order one of the giffgaff SIM cards, where should we ask for them to be sent (since we don't have our room numbers for the residence hall yet)?
Kendra_LondonFYE -> Particpant If you order one of the giffgaff SIM cards, you should use your name, email address and the IES London Centre address, as follows:
Postcode: WC1A 2QP
Address: IES, 5 Bloomsbury Place, London
Jun 10, 19:38:35 Particpant -> Panelist(s) Hey guys! I'm curious as to what the Theatre in London class is like.
Jun 10, 19:39:00 Particpant -> Panelist(s) i have too many questions but first I'd like to know what the class rooms were like? more specifically interacting with professors and other students?
Jun 10, 19:39:17 Particpant -> Panelist(s) What are giffgaff SIM cards exactly?
Jun 10, 19:39:21 Participant -> Student_Ryan Did you find that you got the classes you wanted, or did they fill up quickly?
Student_Ryan -> Particpant Good question alex, I happened to be very lucky with the classes I chose, I ended up getting all of the classes I wanted. You should be able to get most of the classes you want, but some of the more popular classes may fill up quickly.
Jun 10, 19:39:22 Particpant -> Panelist(s) What were you guys' favorite classes that you took in London?
Jun 10, 19:39:23 Participant -> Student_Nathan Did you find that you got the classes you wanted, or did they fill up quickly?
Student_Nathan -> Particpant Personally, I got every class I wanted :D So as long as you sent the form in at a reasonable time you should be fine!
Jun 10, 19:39:30 Participant -> Student_Colleen Did you find that you got the classes you wanted, or did they fill up quickly?
Student_Colleen -> Particpant If you sent in your request form right away or shortly after then you should be fine. I sent mine just after Kendra emailed it out and I got every class that I wanted.
Jun 10, 19:39:38 Participant -> Student_Bennett Did you find that you got the classes you wanted, or did they fill up quickly?
Student_Bennett -> Particpant I didn't have any trouble getting the classes I wanted for London. They're pretty good at putting you where you want.
Jun 10, 19:40:40 Participant -> Student_Colleen What were you guys' favorite classes that you took in London?
Student_Colleen -> Particpant I loved every class that I took! (Art and Architecture, History of London, Globalization, Understanding Britain and my seminar)
Jun 10, 19:41:21 Particpant -> Panelist(s) Did you have a difficult time transitioning from high school to college? Especially being in a different country?
Jun 10, 19:41:34 Particpant -> Panelist(s) How does work-study happen in London?
Jun 10, 19:42:05 Participant -> Student_Ryan Hey guys! I'm curious as to what the Theatre in London class is like.
Student_Ryan -> Particpant Hey jacobsenk! The Theater class in London is awesome! It is akin to taking intro to theater on campus, with the added plus of being in London. Through the class you will be seeing at least one performance each week, with shows ranging from ultra fringe theater to major stars in massive theaters
Jun 10, 19:42:09 Particpant -> Panelist(s) Concerning dorm arrangements in January - do we keep our roommates from London?
Jun 10, 19:42:10 Participant -> Student_Nathan i have too many questions but first I'd like to know what the class rooms were like? more specifically interacting with professors and other students?
Student_Nathan -> Particpant The class rooms are in an 19th century building and are quant and beautiful. One class room has a piano and a fireplace! Interacting with teachers was fine as long as you ask them to see them.
Jun 10, 19:42:58 Participant -> Student_Nathan What were you guys' favorite classes that you took in London?
Student_Nathan -> Particpant I loved Ethnic Tapestry of London and Globalization. Both teachers are great and you learn a lot from both classes.
Jun 10, 19:43:32 Participant -> Student_Colleen Did you have a difficult time transitioning from high school to college? Especially being in a different country?
Student_Colleen -> Particpant Hey Daniela! It is definitely going to be a little strange at first, but you should get used to it pretty easily. Also having your fellow londoners with you should make things a lot of fun. They make the transition much easier.
Jun 10, 19:43:34 Participant -> Student_Ryan What were you guys' favorite classes that you took in London?
Student_Ryan -> Particpant I loved most of the classes that I took in London. My personal favorites were the History in London, Globalization, and Intro to Theater
Jun 10, 19:43:49 Participant -> Kendra_LondonFYE What are giffgaff SIM cards exactly?
Kendra_LondonFYE -> Particpant For cell phones, you have the option of buying a cheap pay-as-you-go phone when you arrive in London or you unlock your smart phone and use that in London if you get a UK SIM card. In either case, IES (our partner in London) recommends ordering a GiffGaff SIM Card before you arrive, as this is free to order and it offers the best deals available on both normal phones and smart phones. The deals start from as little as £5 a month and you can change each month to different packages depending on your estimated monthly usage. There was a flyer in the packet mailed to your address has a flyer about cell phones in London, but I can resend it to the group tomorrow.
Jun 10, 19:43:56 Particpant -> Panelist(s) Ryan, that sounds awesome!How was it assimilating into the theatre culture at Skidmore after being away for the first semester? Did you feel like you missed out on a lot?
Jun 10, 19:44:00 Particpant -> Panelist(s) With regard to the theater class, do the students have much say in which shows they see? For example, there's a production in London in the fall that I'm interested in, and I was wondering if there might be a level of class involvement there.
Jun 10, 19:44:34 Participant -> Student_Nathan Did you have a difficult time transitioning from high school to college? Especially being in a different country?
Student_Nathan -> Particpant Not at all! London is a great time to get used to college in an amazing environment. As long as you stay on top of your work and don't procrastinate too much you will be fine.
Jun 10, 19:44:57 Participant -> Student_Colleen Concerning dorm arrangements in January - do we keep our roommates from London?
Student_Colleen -> Particpant Hi Allison, you can keep your London roommate if you want, or you can switch. In London I was in a single because there was an uneven number of girls, but when I got to Skidmore I ended up rooming with someone from London.
Jun 10, 19:45:11 Participant -> Student_Bennett Did you have a difficult time transitioning from high school to college? Especially being in a different country?
Student_Bennett -> Particpant Hey Daniela, I'd agree with Nathan and say the hardest part of the transition is time management. You have way more free time and are in a amazing city. As long as you give yourself time to get some work done, you'll be fine.
Jun 10, 19:45:52 Participant -> Kendra_LondonFYE How does work-study happen in London?
Kendra_LondonFYE -> Particpant Students aren't able to work in London due to immigration rules. So, if you were offered work-study as part of your financial aid package you should check with the financial aid office to see how or if your aid package might be adjusted.
Jun 10, 19:46:19 Participant -> Student_Ryan Did you have a difficult time transitioning from high school to college? Especially being in a different country?
Student_Ryan -> Particpant Hey Daniela! The transition was a little difficult, especially the first few weeks. Once you got into the swing of things, however, the program stops feeling like a vacation and more like a regular class schedule. It was the first time I had ever been abroad, as well as the first time I had ever spent any time in a major city. After the program, I now am looking into studying abroad for graduate school and am more comfortable with the idea of studying in a large city setting
Jun 10, 19:47:14 Particpant -> Panelist(s) what is something you would say is essential to bring to london?
Jun 10, 19:47:36 Student_Colleen -> Everyone Time management is super important! I suggest making a bucket list of everything you want to do and see while you're there so you're not rushing to do everything you realized you wanted to do at the end of the trip.
Jun 10, 19:48:41 Participant -> Student_Ryan Ryan, that sounds awesome!How was it assimilating into the theatre culture at Skidmore after being away for the first semester? Did you feel like you missed out on a lot?
Student_Ryan -> Particpant Jacob, The theater culture at skidmore is very welcoming. As a london freshman, I was able to audition my second semester and got cast in a senior workshop. As long as you come to company meetings and go to the auditions, you should have no trouble assimilating right into the theater department
Jun 10, 19:49:29 Participant -> Student_Nathan what is something you would say is essential to bring to london?
Student_Nathan -> Particpant Don't worry about forgetting anything because you can buy anything you need in London! Unless you want to bring some personal things like stuffed animals.
Jun 10, 19:49:56 Participant -> Student_Colleen what is something you would say is essential to bring to london?
Student_Colleen -> Particpant A camera can be fun for documenting all of your exciting times.
Something secure to carry your passport and money in if you're traveling.
Like Nathan said, you can find most things there.
Jun 10, 19:49:59 Particpant -> Panelist(s) What was your favorite thing to do around London? Sightseeing or sports or anything?
Jun 10, 19:50:11 Participant -> Student_Ryan what is something you would say is essential to bring to london?
Student_Ryan -> Particpant Daniela, I would say you should bring at least a few things that remind you of home. For myself, it was a few of my favorite books. Especially within the first few weeks, it can be hard to accept this new place as your home. After a difficult day, especially if I was feeling homesick, seeing some of my own personal touches to the room ended up being very helpful.
Jun 10, 19:50:28 Participant -> Student_Bennett what is something you would say is essential to bring to london?
Student_Bennett -> Particpant I'd say some cold gear, like sweatshirts, pants, jackets. I would definitely consider a rain jacket and wind breaker, they're super nice to have. But overall, just don't over pack (I did, I brought all my lacrosse gear), a lot of stuff you can get there.
Jun 10, 19:51:17 Student_Colleen -> Everyone Daniela, photos to decorate your walls with can also be a fun reminder of home as well as a way to brighten up your walls!
Jun 10, 19:51:38 Particpant -> Panelist(s) Bennett, was it a problem for you to try out for lacrosse after being away from Skidmore for the first semester?
Jun 10, 19:51:49 Participant -> Student_Ryan With regard to the theater class, do the students have much say in which shows they see? For example, there's a production in London in the fall that I'm interested in, and I was wondering if there might be a level of class involvement there.
Student_Ryan -> Particpant Alex, You will not be able to choose the shows that the entire class goes to see, but it is very common for students to go see shows outside of the class. Those shows ended up being some of the best ones I saw.
Jun 10, 19:52:42 Participant -> Student_Nathan What was your favorite thing to do around London? Sightseeing or sports or anything?
Student_Nathan -> Particpant I would suggest walking around and exploring different tube station and the area around bloomsbury (where you will be staying). You won't believe how many hidden gems there are in your area. Also take advantage of the theatre district, which is something I didn't do. The shows are super cheap for Broadway quality. You can see Wicked, Lion King, and many more!
Jun 10, 19:52:45 Participant -> Student_Bennett What was your favorite thing to do around London? Sightseeing or sports or anything?
Student_Bennett -> Particpant Hey jstrileckis, I loved getting on this site called, "gumtree" its like the U.K. craigslist. I would see what tickets were being sold. I ended up going to a bunch of concerts and the top of the O2 stadium (it was sick).
Jun 10, 19:53:22 Participant -> Student_Colleen What was your favorite thing to do around London? Sightseeing or sports or anything?
Student_Colleen -> Particpant The markets were some of my favorite places to go to in my free time. You can find all sorts of cool things there, plus they're all over the place. Nido King's cross is right near Chapel Hill and Camden market. Oh, and you should definitely check out burough market! they have fantastic food there.
Jun 10, 19:53:54 Particpant -> Panelist(s) What about food? Did you eat out a lot or did you cook most meals? I'm just curious.
Jun 10, 19:54:29 Participant -> Student_Ryan What was your favorite thing to do around London? Sightseeing or sports or anything?
Student_Ryan -> Particpant Club sports games are so much fun to go to. All of the local areas have smaller teams with crazy fans that are a lot of fun to get to know. I would also recommend going to the museum right down the street from the IES class building. Walking around london, just finding a place and walking there, can lead you to some really great discoveries.
Jun 10, 19:55:08 Particpant -> Panelist(s) What was it like coming back to Skidmore in January? Was it hard to adjust?
Jun 10, 19:55:28 Participant -> Student_Nathan What about food? Did you eat out a lot or did you cook most meals? I'm just curious.
Student_Nathan -> Particpant I cooked most of my meals and it was a great learning experience! I suggest you try to cook as much as you can. I also ate out sometimes after a long day and there are some GREAT restaurant in you area.
Jun 10, 19:55:30 Participant -> Student_Colleen What about food? Did you eat out a lot or did you cook most meals? I'm just curious.
Student_Colleen -> Particpant Personally, Daniela, I always made breakfast and most dinners. However, I typically ate out for lunch. I suggest you check out Greggs. There's one right near IES. They have delicious pasties, pizza and pastries.
Jun 10, 19:55:59 Participant -> Student_Bennett Bennett, was it a problem for you to try out for lacrosse after being away from Skidmore for the first semester?
Student_Bennett -> Particpant jstrileckis, with the lacrosse, I was actually committed to Skidmore. But it wasn't a problem really, the team was very cool to have me come in the spring semester. My coach was fine with me going. This is such a great opportunity, you can't not go. I'd say the hardest part though was just showing them and myself that I deserved to be on the team.
Jun 10, 19:56:04 Particpant -> Panelist(s) How often do people travel to different countries, or just places outside of London?
Jun 10, 19:56:59 Particpant -> Panelist(s) Did anyone travel outside of london? or did you all stay and explore london instead?
Jun 10, 19:57:14 Participant -> Student_Colleen What was it like coming back to Skidmore in January? Was it hard to adjust?
Student_Colleen -> Particpant Although it was a bit strange at first, the transition wasn't all that bad. If you get out there and meet people then it makes it a lot easier to adjust. Try joining a club or sport, that's a great way to meet new people.
Jun 10, 19:57:26 Participant -> Student_Ryan What about food? Did you eat out a lot or did you cook most meals? I'm just curious.
Student_Ryan -> Particpant Daniela, it depends on what you choose to spend you stipend on. I ended up spending most of my last stipend on a weekend trip to Ireland, so I spent many nights in, eating most rice and beans. That being said, I know a lot of people who ate out almost every meal. I would recommend picking a day a week to go out and eat at a place out. It can be an expensive restaurant or a pub or whatever. My friends and I always went to this great Belgian pancake restaurant every wednesday, it was relatively inexpensive but very very fun to have that tradition
Jun 10, 19:58:29 Participant -> Student_Nathan What was it like coming back to Skidmore in January? Was it hard to adjust?
Student_Nathan -> Particpant Hey nicad, this transition can sometimes be ruff but I got some great suggestions that eased the transition for me. Join A LOT of clubs. This helps you meet people and get to know Skidmore's campus. Also, be proactive and talk to people because you would be surprised how interested people are in the infamous London Freshman!
Jun 10, 19:58:41 Participant -> Student_Bennett What about food? Did you eat out a lot or did you cook most meals? I'm just curious.
Student_Bennett -> Particpant Daniela, I tried to cook my meals as much as possible so I could spend my money elsewhere, but their is no harm in grabbing some Hummus Bros to save yourself from (my own) terrible cooking. There is also a great bagel place (the one with the white sign) on Brick Lane
Jun 10, 19:58:54 Participant -> Student_Colleen How often do people travel to different countries, or just places outside of London?
Student_Colleen -> Particpant Allison, you'll have a week long break in October which is a great time to travel, but some people take weekends to travel as well. With RyanAir and the train it's really easy to get around.
Jun 10, 19:59:48 Particpant -> Panelist(s) How do rooms work when you get back to Skidmore?
Jun 10, 20:00:09 Particpant -> Panelist(s) What was the best place you traveled to? in London or outside of it?
Jun 10, 20:00:19 Student_Bennett -> Everyone Allison, there are also a few long weekends, so you have plenty of time to travel. Even for a quick 2 day trip
Jun 10, 20:00:40 Particpant -> Panelist(s) Where are some of the places you all went to visit?
Jun 10, 20:01:45 Participant -> Student_Colleen What was the best place you traveled to? in London or outside of it?
Student_Colleen -> Particpant Two of my friends and I went to Paris and Nice for October Break, which was amazing. I also really enjoyed going to Southdowns, which is a little spot on the coast near Brighton.
Jun 10, 20:02:17 Participant -> Student_Ryan What was it like coming back to Skidmore in January? Was it hard to adjust?
Student_Ryan -> Particpant Hey Nicad! coming back to the states after spending so much time in london can be very difficult for some people. I would say that your best option would be to try to make the most out of your time back at skidmore. sign up for all the clubs you can/are interested in. Skidmore is really a great place with a ton of cool stuff to do, so make the most out of it and the transition will be that much easier for you.
Jun 10, 20:02:25 Participant -> Student_Bennett What was it like coming back to Skidmore in January? Was it hard to adjust?
Student_Bennett -> Particpant Hey nicad, I didn't have the hardest time coming back because I had my team, but all of us orientation leaders will be there when yall get back. We'll help you get adjusted with everything and find your niche on campus.
Jun 10, 20:02:54 Participant -> Kendra_LondonFYE How do rooms work when you get back to Skidmore?
Kendra_LondonFYE -> Particpant All London students will live in one of the residence halls in spring 2015. Res Life will ask you to submit a housing preference form in early November for the spring 2015 semester. Most London students will choose to live with another London student, but it doesn't have to be your roommate from London.
Jun 10, 20:03:42 Participant -> Student_Nathan What was the best place you traveled to? in London or outside of it?
Student_Nathan -> Particpant Hey Daniela! I traveled to Hallstatt, Austria by myself and it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life (click here). I also suggest going on all the optional excursions, even though you may be tired.
Jun 10, 20:04:06 Student_Nathan -> Everyone Click the link! It is so cool!
Jun 10, 20:04:58 Particpant -> Panelist(s) What are the optional excursions?
Jun 10, 20:05:14 Participant -> Student_Bennett What was the best place you traveled to? in London or outside of it?
Student_Bennett -> Particpant Hey Daniela, I went with a group on our Fall break to San Sebastian, Spain. Favorite place I've ever been.
Jun 10, 20:05:41 Participant -> Student_Ryan Did anyone travel outside of london? or did you all stay and explore london instead?
Student_Ryan -> Particpant Daniela, Yeah! most people do choose to travel outside of london at some point. there is a break you are given about halfway through the semester which is about a week long. I went to Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, and Scotland. I wanted to go to as many places as possible while over there. You also have to option of staying after the program if you work something out before the program started, I ended up spending a week in Germany after the program ended and I had a great time!
Jun 10, 20:07:11 Particpant -> Panelist(s) What is the best way to get from the dorms to class?
Jun 10, 20:07:45 Participant -> Student_Ryan What was the best place you traveled to? in London or outside of it?
Student_Ryan -> Particpant Daniela, Inside London, as a huge Shakespeare nerd, going to the Globe theater was probably my favorite place. In your understanding Britain class, Julian will take you all around london and show you some incredible places. Outside of london, I went to Cork, Ireland for a weekend by myself. I got to visit the village that my family is originally from and it ended up being a really cool experience for me.
Jun 10, 20:09:18 Participant -> Student_Colleen What is the best way to get from the dorms to class?
Student_Colleen -> Particpant It's about a 20 minute walk. Personally, I preferred the walk because I really got to know the neighborhood that way. Plus the tube can get really crowded during the rush.
Jun 10, 20:09:31 Participant -> Kendra_LondonFYE What are the optional excursions?
Kendra_LondonFYE -> Particpant There are a lot of excursions or field trips that are included in the program. This will include an overnight trip to Bath & Stonehenge. In addition, the faculty directors will plan additional events in and possibly out of London. Your program assistant, Mike, will also organize optional events for students. And, IES will have some optional excursions (at an additional cost) that you can sign up for.
Jun 10, 20:11:51 Particpant -> Panelist(s) Was navigating the tube difficult?
Jun 10, 20:12:41 Participant -> Student_Colleen Was navigating the tube difficult?
Student_Colleen -> Particpant Not at all, Daniela. It is super user friendly.
Jun 10, 20:12:43 Particpant -> Panelist(s) How will housing work on the 18th and 19th of August, before we depart? Is it arranged, or do we need to book a hotel room?
Jun 10, 20:14:27 Particpant -> Panelist(s) How was interacting with the other students who live in Nido? Were you able to interact with other people who live in London?
Jun 10, 20:14:32 Particpant -> Panelist(s) Do you recommend bringing multiple power adapters?
Jun 10, 20:16:41 Particpant -> Panelist(s) What is the workload like?
Jun 10, 20:18:06 Participant -> Student_Nathan How was interacting with the other students who live in Nido? Were you able to interact with other people who live in London?
Student_Nathan -> Particpant Hey Daniela,
People in Nido were great. The building host lots of parties and events that will give you the opportunity to meet some Londoners. If you want to interact with people who live in London you will really have to be social and go to lots of events in London.
Jun 10, 20:18:13 Particpant -> Panelist(s) Did any of you bring musical instruments to London? If so, how did you get them there safely?
Jun 10, 20:18:18 Participant -> Kendra_LondonFYE How will housing work on the 18th and 19th of August, before we depart? Is it arranged, or do we need to book a hotel room?
Kendra_LondonFYE -> Particpant During the orientation in Saratoga, all students stay in a residence hall Monday-Wednesday. If you are coming to Saratoga earlier than Monday, then you will have to book a hotel prior to Monday.
Jun 10, 20:18:31 Participant -> Student_Bennett How was interacting with the other students who live in Nido? Were you able to interact with other people who live in London?
Student_Bennett -> Particpant I didn't really interact other students at Nido, because they like just spoke Italian. In London, generally you usually have to initiate conversations. You also have the chance to join clubs at the University of London, which can help a lot with meeting people.
Jun 10, 20:19:30 Participant -> Student_Ryan What is the workload like?
Student_Ryan -> Particpant nicad, the workload is challenging, though you should still have plenty of time for travel and exploring london. The great thing for me about the program was that I was able to learn what a college course load would look like.
Jun 10, 20:19:37 Particpant -> Panelist(s) When will we know who we are rooming with?
Jun 10, 20:20:14 Participant -> Student_Nathan What is the workload like?
Student_Nathan -> Particpant Nicard,
My workload was relatively light. I took Intro to Theatre, Globalization, and Ethnic Tapestry, and my seminar. The workload is really focused towards the midterm and the final, so really study!
Jun 10, 20:21:08 Participant -> Student_Bennett What is the workload like?
Student_Bennett -> Particpant Nicad, I'm not going to lie to you, I had a few all-nighters, but that was really because I am a procrastinator and a terrible writer. As long as you stay ahead, you should have only a couple hours of homework a day.
Jun 10, 20:21:20 Participant -> Student_Colleen What is the workload like?
Student_Colleen -> Particpant nicad, the workload was definitely manageable, but just keep in mind that you'll want to balance work with exploring!
Jun 10, 20:21:26 Participant -> Student_Ryan Do you recommend bringing multiple power adapters?
Student_Ryan -> Particpant Allison, I would say that you should bring one plug adapter, but you should bring a power converter if you dont have a device that already has one built in.
Jun 10, 20:22:34 Student_Bennett -> Everyone Allison, I know there is a office supply store by the school that has adapters.
Jun 10, 20:22:39 Particpant -> Panelist(s) Is it more helpful for parents to accompany us back to Skidmore campus in January, to help move in?
Jun 10, 20:23:35 Participant -> Student_Ryan Did any of you bring musical instruments to London? If so, how did you get them there safely?
Student_Ryan -> Particpant Hey Ndawg, I brought my instrument to london with no trouble at all. I would recommend you ship yours separately once you've settled down in london, it is pretty cheap and you dont have to worry about the hassle of taking it on the airplane.
Jun 10, 20:24:36 Participant -> Student_Colleen Is it more helpful for parents to accompany us back to Skidmore campus in January, to help move in?
Student_Colleen -> Particpant Allison, since it will be your first time moving onto campus having your parents might be helpful in case you need to make last minute trips to the store or something.
Jun 10, 20:25:18 Participant -> Kendra_LondonFYE When will we know who we are rooming with?
Kendra_LondonFYE -> Particpant You will find out who your roommate is about a week before you arrive on campus. I'll email as soon as the assignments are finalized.
Jun 10, 20:25:30 Particpant -> Panelist(s) where is the best place to buy things like shampoo or laundry detergent?
Jun 10, 20:26:20 Participant -> Student_Bennett where is the best place to buy things like shampoo or laundry detergent?
Student_Bennett -> Particpant Tesco was my go to for most of my shopping needs.
Jun 10, 20:30:10 Particpant -> Panelist(s) What was the weather like most of the time?
Jun 10, 20:31:19 Skidmore -> Everyone That's all for tonight, folks! Thanks for participating in the live chat. W
Jun 10, 20:31:26 Participant -> Student_Colleen What was the weather like most of the time?
Student_Colleen -> Particpant In the fall the weather is typically really nice. It can get a little windy towards the end, but otherwise it should hopefully be beautiful.
Jun 10, 20:31:44 Participant -> Student_Ryan What was the weather like most of the time?
Student_Ryan -> Particpant Daniela, I was surprised to find the weather there very nice for most of my time there. Towards the end of the fall/beginning of winter, you will tend to have some more cloudy days, but I would pack for all kinds of weather, especially if you plan on traveling
Jun 10, 20:31:57 Skidmore -> Everyone That's all for tonight, folks! Kendra will send around a transcript from this live chat later this week. Thanks for participating!
Jun 10, 20:32:02 Student_Ryan -> Everyone GOOD-BYE EVERYONE! I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL SOON
Jun 10, 20:32:16 Kendra_LondonFYE -> Everyone Bye everyone!
Jun 10, 20:32:20 Student_Colleen -> Everyone Bye! Can't wait to meet you all!
Jun 10, 20:32:34 Participant -> Student_Nathan What was the weather like most of the time?
Student_Nathan -> Particpant We had a really lucky year and it was so nice until the last few weeks. It is not really as cloudy as dreary as everyone says it is. Have a good night guys. You will LOVE London!! It will be a life changing experience. Cya in August! :)
Jun 10, 20:33:26 Student_Bennett -> Everyone See yall soon! Definitely save up your money this summer, you'll need it