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University of California, Berkeley (UC BERKELEY) reviews

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4.06 / 5 based on 169 reviews
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┴lvaro
ICADE, Madrid, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
University of California, Berkeley
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
I just experienced comunication problems with local students, they use lots of slangs.
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┴lvaro
ICADE, Madrid, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
University of California, Berkeley
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The dolar was high and I didn't stop going out.
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Overall, Travel, Telephone, Food, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
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
none
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┴lvaro
ICADE, Madrid, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
University of California, Berkeley
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Do not take too many courses if you go during the summer term unless you want to spend all the time in the library or computer lab.
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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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┴lvaro
ICADE, Madrid, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
University of California, Berkeley
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Amount of personal work to do every day after class.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Don't miss any chance of going there!
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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
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Expensive but worthy. Visit San Francisco as many times as possible. Don't stay at Berkeley friday and saturday nights go to S. Francisco. Work hard during the working days and enjoy weekends.
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┴lvaro
ICADE, Madrid, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
University of California, Berkeley
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
San Francisco is an incredible city to visit. "Fatslice" the best pizza to go in campus.
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┴lvaro
ICADE, Madrid, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
University of California, Berkeley
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
I had exposure to both international and local students.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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