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Ranjeeta
San Fransisco State University, San Francisco, United States
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
My mother tongue is Spanish, so I had no trouble as far as language.
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Ranjeeta
San Fransisco State University, San Francisco, United States
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I worked, but it was illegal/cash in hand work
Personal spending habits
Because Madrid is cheaper than San Francisco (my home at the time)
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Food, Overall, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Nightlife, Telephone:
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
It is not easy to get a house where you can use the telephone. I was lucky that where I lived there was a meter and my roomates were trusting.
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Ranjeeta
San Fransisco State University, San Francisco, United States
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Clinical psychology 3rd year. Great course, great teacher.
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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
It is a little hard to meet local students. They know each other since the beginning of the career and they seem kind of reluctant to interact with foreign students.
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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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Ranjeeta
San Fransisco State University, San Francisco, United States
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
not really
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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
3
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Communicate very well what you want to do and talk to the teachers so they acknowledge your situation. I find this to be of great help in terms of doing group studies.
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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
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
If you want to live outside of the school don't settle for comments like 'you can not use the phone' or 'you can not have visits'. Remember that you will probably stay in the country for a year, and that if you pay for your rent you have the same rights as people that are from Spain in terms of living rights.
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Ranjeeta
San Fransisco State University, San Francisco, United States
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
3.8/5
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
Nightlife, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
I am a big fan of Flamenco dancing and singing. Best places, to me, were: Casa Patas, Cafe de Chinitas. Best tapas place: Los Gatos (on Jesus St. and Huertas)
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Ranjeeta
San Fransisco State University, San Francisco, United States
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because I like to have my independence plus I get to meet new people from all walks of life.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I just went to classes at the University (Somosaguas campus), I did not live at the university
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