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Considering a semester at SOAS from Columbia - worth it?

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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    I am currently an undergrad junior studying Middle East Studies at Columbia in NY, I am considering spending next semester at SOAS and was wondering if it is worth it. Can anyone who is familiar with both institutions tell me whether I have something to gain by spending a semester at SOAS - I mean by this, is the approach to MES different from that of Columbia? Are the faculty representative of different perspectives of the field? Is there a different range of academic and non-academic opportunities?

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