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Glasgow School of Art

18 reviews
3.26 / 5 based on 18 reviews
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meg c
Miami University, Oxford, United States
Architecture, Undergraduate, Independent
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
glaswegian and scottish (and british even) accents can be very thick and with phrases and terms unknown to the states. lectures by scottish professors was sometimes hard to follow and some social situations involved a lot of confused nodding.
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meg c
Miami University, Oxford, United States
Architecture, Undergraduate, Independent
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
the exchange rate, nightlife in the states is limited for those under 21, but in scotland i was able to go out more. i travelled more often simply due to the opportunity.
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Overall, Nightlife, Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
i ran out of money...do not run out of money.
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meg c
Miami University, Oxford, United States
Architecture, Undergraduate, Independent
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
professor contact needs to be stronger
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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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meg c
Miami University, Oxford, United States
Architecture, Undergraduate, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
how different architectural education at the school was conducted compared to my home university, it was completely different and i never quite adjusted and wasn't able to get as much out of studying there as a result.
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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
4
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
more information exchange with prospective study abroad students.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
have a great time!
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meg c
Miami University, Oxford, United States
Architecture, Undergraduate, Independent
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
bay tree cafe, cafe insomnia
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meg c
Miami University, Oxford, United States
Architecture, Undergraduate, Independent
Housing
Type of housing: university owned flat/residence building
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
enjoyed living with a variety of people from different disciplines and backgrounds.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
it was adequate for a university-owned facility..the rooms were small and bathrooms not so great, but it was a safe place and easily accessible to both the city at large and school.
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