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33 Overall Reviews
4.04 / 5 based on 198 reviews
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danielsoncarl
University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
International Relations, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I didnt really have any difficulties whilst being in Canada but be sure to sort everything out with visa and registration before getting there. Also, arrive early to find a decent place to live because if you arrive too late - you might end up living in a dump!
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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
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Its a great university with good lecturers and an interesting selection of modules. The campus is stunning and its close to everything. There is a brilliant international student society which organises trips to ottawa, new york etc. Be sure to sign up!
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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
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Organise pre-departure stuff early! Arrive early to get good accommodation. Be sure to do some travel. I went to Ottawa, in and about Montreal and also went by Greyhound bus all the way down to Miami! If you buy a greyhound ticket two weeks before departure it is substantially cheaper. A trip to either N.Y or Florida should be on everyones agenda whilst staying in Canada. Wish I had gone to Victoria and the Canadian West coast as well but when the semester starts you will be really busy with courses and there wont be much time to take a week off.. Prepare to study a LOT because the courses are quite demanding in terms of course work, and lectures.
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Weerada
Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wished I had more time to travel to the suburbs, and got to know the city more instead of hanging around with just the student places, but due to lack of my own transport, this was a problem.
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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
2
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Have a great time and try to know a lot of the local students...then have a blast :)
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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
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Go to Burger Kings at the corner of Crescent..for a magical experience!
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peterabramoff
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No, not really, because McGill University sent me a lot of very useful info in advance.
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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
3
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Try to arrange a sort of room/apartment swap possibility for exchange students. It probably sounds easy to let exchange students from abroad to get in touch with Canadian students who are also going on exchange, but, as far as I know, such thing doesn't really exist.
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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
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
1. Visit Quebec City, it's a very nice "European" town where most people only speak French and the surroundings, as well as the center look beautiful, cozy and exciting. 2. Don't forget to go on a ski trip, it's possible during both all semesters (except the summer semester) and if you are not experienced with skiing, that's definitely not a problem. 3. Since Montreal is the heart of Canada's Quebec province, the native language of the majority of its population is French. If you want to improve your French or start learning it, choose Montreal for your exchange!
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Grenna
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
What the univeristy would assist/not assist in as a newly arrived foreigner
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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
1
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Enjoy your time to the fullest
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
NY, Boston, Toronto, Quebec, and Ottawa are all within travel distance and excellent weekend trips. The nature and scenery are well worth a trip, places for hiking are easily accessible
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Rita
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I would have liked to know which courses could be recognized as equivalent with courses at the home university.
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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
3
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
great university, a lot of work but high profile courses
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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
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
1
Final comments
travelling through canada is easy and really amazing (landscpe, outdoor activities etc)you shouldn't miss the indian summer and the national parks
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julie_abraham
Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The level of English I needed!
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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
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Be open minded and ready to meet peolpe from everywhere...
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Be part of the local students activities and trips, they know more than you.
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Susanne
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Wheater isn't that bad in the fall season (I was told that it gets as cold as -15 °C) which is not true but scared me like hell :).
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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
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Take advantage of the high quality program but do not underestimate the work load.
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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
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Enjoy it! Lots of opportunities you just have to take advantage of ...
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Martine
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
McGill University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Montreal is an AMAZING city with a lot to do. There are a ton of international students at McGill and you will meet people from all over the world. The McGill gym is pretty bad... Schwartz is overrated...
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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
4
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
pretty great...pack your bags now...sample the poutine and 99 cent pizza
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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
3
Final comments
If you decide to major in French you pay the Quebec tuition instead of international student tuition!!!
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Fouizya
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Receiving calls on your cellphone, are charged too!!!
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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
2
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
It is a University for hard workers!
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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
2
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
Just have fun and try new things!
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Benjamin
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Management Science, Graduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No, I'm totally satisfied with my experience in Canada
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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
1
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Great university, with tremendous diversity of different cultures and 'state-of-the-art' facilities. I'm sure that every student from this university will say the same. So, if you have the opportunity to study at McGill you should really grabe it!
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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
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
Try to experience it really intense, because before you know your time as an exchange student is gone. Soem practical advice. With the international student indentity card (ISIC) you recieve discounts on a lot of items.
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Julian
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
no
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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
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
take only 4 courses if possible since they are very time-consuming! for the rest, don't let yourself drag down by the workload but enjoy your stay by discovering beautiful Montréal and travelling the whole continent!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
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
- if possible, avoid to travel via London Heathrow since there always arise some inconveniences - look for a room in the McGill Ghetto or in the Plateau - ENJOY! Montréal, je t'aime!
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ANDREA
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Language, Graduate, Independent
McGill University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
NOT REALLY
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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
3
Activities
3
Campus life
4
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
KEEP THE HIGH LEVEL OF EDUCATION
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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
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
DONT FORGET TO VISIT ALL THE TOWNS AROUND MONTREAL LIKE LAVAL!! YOU MUST VISIT QUEBEC, IT IS BEAUTIFUL. GO BY THE METRO STATION AND DONT FORGET YOUR COAT DURING WINTER TIME!! TRY TO VISIT MONTREAL DURING AUGUST, IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND KEEP YOUR NEW FRIENDS.
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Romanus
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom
Accountancy, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
no
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
1
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
2
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Excellent and requires dedication
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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
Cheap tickets are avaialable for students wishing to travel to Canada. Also available are travel insurance and information about student accommodation etc
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Eleonora
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
nothing really important
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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
1
Activities
2
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
It's a lot of work, but u will have a lot of fun. so it s absolutely worth it
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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
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
3
Final comments
it was the best time of my life try to travel a lot with MISN. Trips are not so expensive. Don't live in a res. Try to find ur own appartement in the Ghetto or on the Plateau/Mt. Royal. It's a very cool area!! Oh and don't underestimate the winter. It gets REALLY REALLY cold there!
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UNKNOWN
ICADE, Madrid, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
McGill University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
more courses i could take
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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
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
it is hard, you have to work everyday and the courses are not quite easy
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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
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
the location of montreal is great, you can travel around, and the city is wonderful.
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marievanreet
Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Traveling is pretty expensive in Canada
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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
2
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
You have to go... If it's not really for Mc Gill, go for Montreal, it's just too cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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
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
2
Final comments
Montreal is exciting, traveling is expensive, classes demand quite a lot of work, etc.
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Fredrik
Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McGill University
3.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
To save more money for travels.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
McGill is a university with a good reputation, but most of all Montreal is a wonderful city.
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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
3
Final comments
For travelling eastern Canada and North-eastern US is accessible by car on weekend trips. Also the International Students' Network (MISN) arranges excellent trips.
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sandrine
Université du Havre, Le Havre, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, CREPUC
McGill University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
not really
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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
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
they provide an education of high quality. it is hard to enter in but it is really worth it.
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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
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
If you have time. search a flat out from the student guetto be careful taxes are rarely included in the price
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swcurfs
Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands
Law, Graduate, Independent
McGill University
3.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The horrible winters in Québec.
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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
3
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
It's a good university, but they need to put effort into keeping it that way!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Profit from the occasion to get to know Canada and the Eastern US, and learn to appreciate what you have at home!
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Christine
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No
Read more >
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
2
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
If possible, do your exchange during the fall term. (weather!!!)
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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
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Check out TamTam (every Sunday during summer/autumn), try to travel as much as possible.
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