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Salsafanatic
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Public Health, Graduate, Nuffic
University of California, Los Angeles
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
There is no way to learn a language better than when you┤re living, working and studying in this country.
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Salsafanatic
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Public Health, Graduate, Nuffic
University of California, Los Angeles
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
USA in general is more expensive than the Netherlands
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Travel, Overall, Telephone, Food, Housing, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
YEah, make sure you can stay on campus.
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Salsafanatic
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Public Health, Graduate, Nuffic
University of California, Los Angeles
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Inquire very well before choosing...!
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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
Better guidance during projects
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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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Salsafanatic
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Public Health, Graduate, Nuffic
University of California, Los Angeles
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
NO, not really
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
I had fun but at times it was really hard. It depends which major you choose at this university, but studying can be pretty hard.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
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
Inquire before you go about all posibilities, go to tourist information offices and the embassy and read a lot beforehand. Good Luck!!
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Salsafanatic
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Public Health, Graduate, Nuffic
University of California, Los Angeles
2.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities, Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
In L.A it┤s kind of hard to go to clubs etc. but you┤ve a lot to see. Everything is close, the ocean, the mountains, the desert and several national parcs.
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Salsafanatic
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Public Health, Graduate, Nuffic
University of California, Los Angeles
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: With a family
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I am a little bit older know and would like to live on my own.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I didn┤t have accomodation at this university.
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