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University of Natal (NU)

University of Natal, Durban Centre, Durban 4041, South Africa
3.68 / 5 based on 18 reviews.
Description:
The University of Natal consists of two centres, one in the coastal city of Durban and another in Pietermaritzburg, some 75 kilometres inland.


Programmes
Accreditations
93% of students recommend
18 reviews
Housing
3.3/5
All experiences (18)
Student life
4.2/5
5 stars (6)
Academic
3.3/5
4 stars (6)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (0)
Expenses
3.8/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
3.8/5
1 star (0)
South Africa is a dream come true for an anthropologist. There is such a ridiculous array of cultures, foods and ideas that it is often difficult not to lose oneself in the maelstrom that is Durban. Also, for those interested in animals and ecology, South Africa is one of the few places on Earth with a lot of natural, preserved areas. I had many encounters with exotic wildlife both in the city and outside of it. The best way to experience all that the country has to offer is to travel a... Read Review
hstykid, United Kingdom

18 Housing reviews of University of Natal

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HOUSING    
by Graham, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, United States
Anthropology, InterStudy
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? While the dorms were an interesting and educational experience, both culturally and personally, I enjoy being immersed in a community rather than cloistered on a campus.
Personal comments:
For anyone who is visiting South Africa for the first time I would highly recommend living on campus. There is a large and varied array of people with many different cultures and languages to meet, and living on campus also allows you to speak with and befriend individuals that you may not otherwise come into contact with. The dorms are in good shape with communal bathrooms and kitchens. There are only single occupant rooms (mine had a stunning view of the Indian Ocean and Durban proper), and while they are nicely equipped with a sink and a large closet, there is only one electrical outlet. To those used to extreme connectivity this may seem rather upsetting, but I never heard many complaints from either native students or other exchange students about this lack. If you like animals you'll be happy to occasionally find a cat, a monkey, or an hadeda ibis hanging out in your dorm room. Finally, if you're a vegetarian be prepared to share refrigerator and kitchen space with a lot of meat eaters; Zulus and most other African cultures, who compose the majority of on-campus students, tend to eat a lot of meat. Fortunately, the meat that is produced in South Africa is far better than what is produced in America, mainly because Halal rules about preparation and killing are strongly adhered to.
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HOUSING    
by esthers, Laurea Polytechnic, Leppävaara Institute(EVAMK), Espoo, Finland
Fine Art (Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking), Independent
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Too old to live in a noisy campus residence
Personal comments:
Not bad, pretty safe, but not totlly secure. Quite clean for public accomodation. Fun!
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HOUSING    
by Susanna, Albert-Ludwigs-Universtät Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Social Sciences, GSP
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing:
Arranged by:
If returning, I would choose:
Why?
Personal comments:
none
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