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Universidad de las Americas - Puebla

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fisharrock
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The cost of living in Mexico is obviously much lower than in the UK, so food, accomodation and nightlife were significantly cheaper. I spent very little on the telephone as I stayed in contact with people at home by free email at the university. My major expense was travel, as I went away most weekends and travelled for a few months after my classes had finished. Overall, I think I probably spent more or less the same as I would in a semester at Nottingham.
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Housing, Nightlife, Food:
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
Don't be afraid to spend some time looking for accommodation, as the money you spend on a cheap hotel for a few weeks can often be saved back just on your first month's rent if you take your time to find somewhere that's good value. Always take your student card with you when you travel, as you can sometimes get discounts on long journeys.
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Julia W
University of Southern Denmark - S°nderborg, S°nderborg, Denmark
International Relations, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
due to lower income, almost everything is cheaper compared to European prices. Buying local food products is definetely cheaper than buying the brand (if available at all) that you are used from home. Housing depends on your choice of living, sharing an apartment can be cheapier, but a dorm or the family option is much easier and more safe (burglary!) Travelling by bus is quite cheap. There are hardy any train stations, but first class buses (very high standard) will bring you to almost every destination in Mexico. When you are lucky you can even get a cheap flight within the country.
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Overall, Nightlife, Telephone, Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Travel:
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
mobile phones are easy to get and cheap. at some point you will need a mobile when there is no telephone around available
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Georgia M
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
language and culture, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Most things in Mexico is cheaper than in Australia. However as I tended to do more of everythng I may have spent more or equal to what I do at home.
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Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Food:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
The suprise for me is that you can do a lot more for a lot less. To save money you would do the obvious things, eat at home rather than out, buy beer instead of pina coladas and say no to buying a sixth silver ring or mexican rug!
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Alex H
St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Food is cheaper, but I ate out all the time. Same goes with nightlife and housing. I never called home (used email) so I didn't incur that expense.
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Food, Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Telephone:
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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anonymous
Fachhochschule Stuttgart - Hochschule fŘr Druck und Medien, Stuttgart, Germany
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
went out more than normally, but in general it's cheaper there
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Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food, Telephone, 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
as a national student you get up to 50 % discount on buses during holidays
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Remco v
Fachhochschule Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Because everything is so cheap you do more stuff and at the end it comes more or less at the same price.
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Nightlife, Travel, Telephone, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Food:
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
Get housing of campus
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