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Universidad de Extremadura (UNEX)

31 reviews
4.30 / 5 based on 31 reviews
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anonymous
Iowa State University, Ames, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad de Extremadura
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
In the beginning there were times when I thought, "Wow, what did they just say?" They use vosotros and speak with a lisp "th" which I picked up rather quickly. Spain was great, I do wish that the University had more options for things to do. Comparing it to my home university(500 plus clubs) there wasn't a lot to partake in outside of class.
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anonymous
Iowa State University, Ames, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad de Extremadura
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Government assistance<br> A private grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
I spent more on a phone because I had a cell phone in Spain, I could actually go out since I was of legal age, and I traveled every chance I could while in Europe. I didn't have to spend very much on food since it was built in with our program cost, and housing was also taken care of.
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Travel, Telephone, Overall, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
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
Travel did cost more than I thought it would. Tip: Apply for scholarships!!
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anonymous
Iowa State University, Ames, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad de Extremadura
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
We were set apart at US students in a seperate classroom to study language, culture, and history because it was a special contract through ISU and teahers at the university.
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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
Integrate classes with locals!
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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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anonymous
Iowa State University, Ames, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad de Extremadura
4.7/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not really!
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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
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
I might recommend the university for people that want to go into Tourism, since it is well known for it. I would recommend taking classes with the Spanish students and socialize with them whenever possible.
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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
Travel tips: Blue jet is a great source to fly by. Hostels in Europe are all so different, try a lot out when traveling.
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anonymous
Iowa State University, Ames, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad de Extremadura
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
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Nightlife, Travel: 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
I really liked to go to the cafe's to study and have a cup of coffee. The downtown park was great to run in. Every weekend they had huge parties in an outside parking lot called "Al Ferial" where they set up a dance area, food venders, and even the local buses ran out there. The cathedral at night was a beautiful sight to see. Every Thursday night was "Eramus" night, for all exchange students and it was a dance party.
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anonymous
Iowa State University, Ames, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad de Extremadura
0.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: With a family
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why?
I lived with an amazing family with whom I still keep in touch with. I know that I would be welcomed back with open arms; I also believe that living in that environment really shows someone that culture and you can understand the language much faster.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I lived with another host student, and had 2 'siblings'. One was great, and the younger one didn't talk very much and was always with her friends. It was a nice house and we shared chores.
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