I am a student at Fordham University in New York City. I am currently studying abroad in London for the semester, finishing up my Junior year. London has proven too expensive for me and I am currently living off of the money I have borrowed from my flatmates. I have booked a few trips while studying abroad but I have no money for food or lodging while I'm in those cities. I would try to get a refund on my flights but I booked the cheapest option which doesn't allow refunds.
I am truly only going to use this money for food and lodging. I am not trying to get a vacation out of this. I only need it for essentials, including Oyster Card fees so that I may get to class during the week.