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37 Overall Reviews
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danielsoncarl
University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
International Relations, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.6/5
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
4.5/5
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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Grenna
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.5/5
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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peterabramoff
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.7/5
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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Jeff
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Law, Graduate, Independent
McGill University
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
It cold in here in the winter, but perfect May-September. Quebecois n'est pas la meme chose que le francais. Don't take the first apartment you find! Montreal is a "renter's market."
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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
4
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
McGill is hard hit financially. They just a $64 million dollar gift though from one alumnus. Its not Harvard, but it has a great international reputation.
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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
Come here to meet international students. They are everywhere. Its great. The Canucks are nice too once you get to know them a bit, just don't make too much of their health care or high taxes--they don't like that. The US-Canadian dollar exchange rate makes the cost of living and tuition (which is already low) very cheap compared to studying in the states. The classes are big here, but the professors are always happy if you visit them in their office or after class. I highly recommend McGill.
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julie_abraham
UniversitÚ Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
McGill University
4.5/5
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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