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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

73 reviews
3.72 / 5 based on 73 reviews
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majick8456
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, United States
Manufacturing Sciences (including CAD, CAM, CAE), Undergraduate, University Agreement
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
communication was great!!
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majick8456
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, United States
Manufacturing Sciences (including CAD, CAM, CAE), Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
nights out can get expensive, travel is cheap, I don't have a telephone here.
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Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Overall, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, 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
make sure your plane tickets are refunduble or exchangeable. Try to quit smoking if you do.
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majick8456
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, United States
Manufacturing Sciences (including CAD, CAM, CAE), Undergraduate, University Agreement
Academic
Course recommendations
make sure to keep checking schedules, esspecially if you do not belong to one specific time table.
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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
less weight on the final exams, it puts alot of pressure on the student for one test.
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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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majick8456
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, United States
Manufacturing Sciences (including CAD, CAM, CAE), Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
a little more about the music likes of the university students. and more about the night life culture.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
try to know what classes you are going to take before you leave, have at least twice the number you think you will, the scheduling of classes can be difficult.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
2
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
bring twice what you think you should, things are not that expenssive but nights out happen alot.
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majick8456
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, United States
Manufacturing Sciences (including CAD, CAM, CAE), Undergraduate, University Agreement
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Cuba live and the cellar bar, great live shows
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majick8456
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, United States
Manufacturing Sciences (including CAD, CAM, CAE), Undergraduate, University Agreement
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
It was pretty good the only real exception was the size of the refridgerator
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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