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University of Alberta

University of Alberta, International Centre, 172 HUB International, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E2, Canada
4.31 / 5 based on 144 reviews.

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95% of students recommend
144 reviews
Housing
4.4/5
All experiences (144)
Student life
4.7/5
5 stars (78)
Academic
4.1/5
4 stars (60)
Languages
4.7/5
3 stars (6)
Expenses
3.6/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.7/5
1 star (0)
If you want to travel a lot and see the nature and area around Edmonton it would be a good a idea to get togehter in small group and buy a cheap car together. As distances are very long and grocery shopping can be very exhausting an own car could boost convenience. Read Review
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144 reviews of University of Alberta

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HOUSING    
by Heinz Michael, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? The convenience of living directly on campus should not be underestimated. It facilitates integration attempts and enforces a more vivid community life!
Personal comments:
The International House on the Campus of the U of A was great way to live although cleanliness could have been better and the room space was pretty limeted. But what makes this facility so special is its community, the people who live in there and the international spirit that can be felt in every corner of this house!!!
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STUDENT LIFE    
by BeJoe, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, exchange program
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Scholars at 87th Ave is a very nice Pub with good and cheap beer. Sugarbowl on 88th Ave is the best Cafe, you can study there for hours without being kicked out. The "one club" on Whyte Ave is good if you wanna go out with a group of friends, as it has a lot of space. But there are a lot of good places on Whyte Ave!
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ACADEMIC    
by Heinz Michael, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, University Agreement
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
It is always helpful to check experience reports from previous exchange students. They provide interesting information about courses and teachers. I recommend to enroll in a course only after having checked the syllabus in order not to experience any unwelcome surprises.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
In my opinion academic life is very workintense as you have to write a lot of papers and you have to study hard for the midterms and finals. But if you set up a schedule and stick to it, you should be successful.

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by BeJoe, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, exchange program
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
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: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
In the beginning I had some troubles with understanding, but in the end, that was not a problem at all. It is not a shame if you have to ask several times if you don't understand something. They know it is not your first language and they are willing to help you!
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EXPENSES    
by BeJoe, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, exchange program
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Home University
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Not living at home anymore means a lot more expenses. The prices are overall cheaper than in Austria! But didn't wanna miss the opportunities to travel or go out.
Travel, Nightlife, Food: was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Always bring TWO cards! Cerdit and bank card! If you lose one, you have at least another one! Subsrice for the UASIN newsletter at the international center, it is the best way to get second-hand everything from books to furniture!
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OVERALL    
by Heinz Michael, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, University Agreement
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
Actually I was pretty well informed beforehand. Furthermore the university offered orientation days where the most important information was provided.
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Campus life is great and especially the International House offers a great cross cultural experience. I can highly recommend this university for everybody! I had a great time and don´t wanna miss at all.



FINAL COMMENTS

If you want to travel a lot and see the nature and area around Edmonton it would be a good a idea to get togehter in small group and buy a cheap car together. As distances are very long and grocery shopping can be very exhausting an own car could boost convenience.
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