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Birmingham College Of Food, Tourism And Creative Studies

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3.93 / 5 based on 24 reviews
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Marie-Luise
Webster University, Vienna, Austria
Tourism, Undergraduate, Independent
Birmingham College Of Food, Tourism And Creative Studies
3.8/5
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
at the beginning it was difficult but after a couple of months it was fine
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Marie-Luise
Webster University, Vienna, Austria
Tourism, Undergraduate, Independent
Birmingham College Of Food, Tourism And Creative Studies
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
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Travel, Telephone, Food, Overall, Nightlife, Housing:
was more 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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Marie-Luise
Webster University, Vienna, Austria
Tourism, Undergraduate, Independent
Birmingham College Of Food, Tourism And Creative Studies
3.8/5
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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Marie-Luise
Webster University, Vienna, Austria
Tourism, Undergraduate, Independent
Birmingham College Of Food, Tourism And Creative Studies
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
high prices, very different way of socialising
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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
4
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
good for tourism, leisure courses, small so very familiar - positive for international students
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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
4
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
very good experience, great people, great sociallife, train very expensive, first year best choice is student accomodation as it is easier to meet people
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Marie-Luise
Webster University, Vienna, Austria
Tourism, Undergraduate, Independent
Birmingham College Of Food, Tourism And Creative Studies
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Chinatown & Canal site restaurants
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Marie-Luise
Webster University, Vienna, Austria
Tourism, Undergraduate, Independent
Birmingham College Of Food, Tourism And Creative Studies
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Independent, not this many people
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Housing was newly built and located right in the heart of birmingham
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