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Clayton
Columbia University, New York City, United States
Language, Graduate, Rotary Fellowship
American University of Cairo
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
For language study you don't have much choice.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
Need to promote exosure to local students
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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Clayton
Columbia University, New York City, United States
Language, Graduate, Rotary Fellowship
American University of Cairo
3.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I would have arranged better housing
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
4
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
be sure that you want to do this and allow sufficient time to get settled
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
be prepared
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Clayton
Columbia University, New York City, United States
Language, Graduate, Rotary Fellowship
American University of Cairo
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
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Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Housing, Food, Overall, Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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vera
university of javakhishvili, tbilisi, Georgia
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
American University of Cairo
3.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Georgian
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning Georgian a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
english arabic russian turkish
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Clayton
Columbia University, New York City, United States
Language, Graduate, Rotary Fellowship
American University of Cairo
2.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why?
Did not enjoy living with other americans. Did not facilitate integration.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
You are better off arranging your own housing.
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Clayton
Columbia University, New York City, United States
Language, Graduate, Rotary Fellowship
American University of Cairo
2.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Don't expect much in terms of nightlife focus on meeting new friends and enjoying parties at their homes.
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