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University of California, Los Angeles

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4.14 / 5 based on 134 reviews
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Shahira
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of California, Los Angeles
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I speak English fluently and have no problems getting my opinion across to the locals here. However, there are different slangs that are used in the host country.
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Shahira
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of California, Los Angeles
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
I believe it has alot to do with the exchange rate and also being in Los Angeles, which is a city area alot of items or activities are more expensive.
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Travel, Overall, Housing, Food, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
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
none
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Shahira
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of California, Los Angeles
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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
The system in America requires consistent work. However, as an international student, it leaves very little time for travel.
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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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Shahira
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of California, Los Angeles
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish i had known it was going to colder than i had anticipated. I would have brought a thicker jacket to wear instead of purchasing a new one.
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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
3
Costs
3
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
UCLA is a great place to go to meet people because everyone here is incredibly friendly and there's always a social situation that one can attend to immerse themselves with the locals.
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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
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
I am enjoying myself greatly in UCLA. It is a prestigious institution and the classes never bore me. The people here are hardworking and amiable.
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Shahira
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of California, Los Angeles
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
My favourite nightspot is a bar in Westwood village that is very relaxing after a long, hard day. The students here call it brewcos.
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Shahira
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of California, Los Angeles
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I prefer a personal space that comes with living in an apartment. The apartment is also convenient as it is fully furnished and has all the facilities of a home.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The housing arrangements are done very well and the system is very organized. However, getting maintainence to fix certain things in the apartment take a very long time.
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