SOAS University of London

Jen Guha (USA)

The professors I had were all high quality, and willing to spend the extra time going over concepts, or taking time during class to have in depth discussions.

MA South Asian Area Studies 2012-13
Studying South Asia at SOAS was the best decision I made….. A two year MA would be ideal as you would have even more time to take courses, learn new things, research and write your dissertation, and spend time in a South Asian country. My time at SOAS went by too quickly -- I would have liked to have another year there! The courses I took were so interesting, and I even audited another two because I could not decide which ones to take. One of my favourite classes was my Bengali class, as I got to learn a language not frequently taught, though one of the most spoken languages world wide. I started out auditing the Bengali 1 class, and ended up putting a lot of time and effort into the course, did well on all the tests, and ended up taking it for credit the second term. It was a great opportunity to learn the language of my grandfather, and if it were not for SOAS I don't know if I would have had the chance to take up Bengali! The professors I had were all high quality, and willing to spend the extra time going over concepts, or taking time during class to have in depth discussions. I guess what I'm trying to say is...I miss studying at SOAS!