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Montclair State University (MSU)

18 reviews
3.97 / 5 based on 18 reviews
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MyLinh
Vxj Universitet, Vaxjo, Sweden
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Montclair State University
3.8/5
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
The American people is very tolerant to strangers and very friendly so you have a lot of opportunities to talk!
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MyLinh
Vxj Universitet, Vaxjo, Sweden
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Montclair State University
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
The general cost level in and around New York is higher than what is the case in Sweden. Moreover, when you are abroad it is automatically that you will spend more than usually at home.
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Food, Overall, Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife:
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
none
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MyLinh
Vxj Universitet, Vaxjo, Sweden
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Montclair State University
3.8/5
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
none
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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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MyLinh
Vxj Universitet, Vaxjo, Sweden
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Montclair State University
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That no night life exists close to the University.
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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
3
Culture
2
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
The University performs well in the general aspects. People are nice and the university staff are helpful and competent. I would recommend you to go!
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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
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Take advantage of the approximity to New York City.
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MyLinh
Vxj Universitet, Vaxjo, Sweden
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Montclair State University
2.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
In Upper Montclair you can find a cafe named Elctic Caf. It is a very nice place and you just have to taste the chocolate cheesecake!Moreover, New York City is just 40 minutes away by bus. But the buses don't go very often during night time and weekends, which made it hard to come back sometime... Around the state of New Jersey you can find a lot of outdoors activities like hiking, biking and camping. The ISO, International Student Organisation is doing a very good job and offers students to attend in small trips during holidays. The inconvinience of getting to and from New York City and the scare night life close to MSU is the two biggest disadvantges. But my overall experience drives me back to the U.S, I hope I soon will be back in NY for a great job.
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MyLinh
Vxj Universitet, Vaxjo, Sweden
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Montclair State University
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
The approximity to the university saves a lot of time and it is convinient. It is also easier to attend different activities and get to know other students.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The good thing with the accomodation for international students was the cooking facilities. Also it was very nice the way housing was arranged, with the international students in one building at Clove Road. It was at the same time easy to interact with US students because you always meet nice people everywhere in school.
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