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Arizona State University (ASU)

51 reviews
4.22 / 5 based on 51 reviews
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Maria R
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I did not have problems, if sometimes I had trouble understanding, everyone was willing to repeat themselves.
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Maria R
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
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Telephone, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Travel:
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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Maria R
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Academic
Course recommendations
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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
none
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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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Maria R
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
I would've liked to have more information about housing.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Administer your time correctly and you will be able to party, study, travel and do sports!
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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
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
A bike is very helpful to move around. The courses are not very hard but you must work throughout the semester in order to get a good grade.
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Maria R
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities, Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The Big Bang, Casey Moore's, The Grand Canyon, Hiking in general
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Maria R
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
To have more privacy, space and freedom.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Living on campus was very expensive, I had to share a very small room and on top of that everyone is treated as if they were 16 years old. I would highly recommend leaving in a flat or house independently.
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