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Georgia Institute of Technology (GT)

18 reviews
4.32 / 5 based on 18 reviews
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Carlos M
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly within 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
Buckhead is my favorite area. The Living Room on Thursdays night is a must if you like Salsa. The Leopard Lounge is a very good place to chill out. And, every Friday evening, try the Rocky Mountain on 10th Street...plenty of (weekend-like) students!!
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Carlos M
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
It's the most comfortable and you don't have a desperate need for a car....
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It's quite OK on the graduate housing facilities.
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Carlos M
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Because....life here is expensive!! I haven't changed my living standards, the things I usually do at home are much more expensive here!
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Travel, Housing, Food, Overall, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
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
I hope in the future the Euro-Dollar exchange rate will be more favorable for European Students as it is now....:)
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Carlos M
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Engineering, 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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Careful with some groups!! They do have accents...
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Carlos M
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not really. Movies and TV give a fairly good picture of how this country is.
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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
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Don't expect to meet the woman of your dreams here...
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
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
Travelling is also quite expensive in the US, because you always have to fly due to the long distances. Make use of all the services provided by the University. They are usually very good in the clubs they maintain, career services, health services, athletic/sports facilities...
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Carlos M
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Academic
Course recommendations
4 courses is more than enough to have you busy during the semester!!!
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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
Enjoy it!! Take advantage of the opportunities!!
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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