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University of California, Los Angeles

134 reviews
4.14 / 5 based on 134 reviews
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Ruth K
Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
i have always been taught in English so there was no change
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Ruth K
Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Because rent and food in LA is very very expensive compared to NL
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Food, Telephone, Overall, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Travel:
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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Ruth K
Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Academic
Course recommendations
take Kleiman!
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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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Ruth K
Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
Maybe I should have gotten a fake ID. Being 20 in the US is not so much fun from a nighlife perspective.
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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
2
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
2
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Just find a way to spend more time there! I would have loved a full year.
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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
2
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Go to Joshua Tree Park and Palm Canyon by Palm Springs. There is nothing like it! And a trip to Vegas is a must too.
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Ruth K
Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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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 social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Diddy Riese ice cream sandwiches!!!
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Ruth K
Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because it's more independent, you have choice to cook what you want, my roommates were great
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Either on or off campus is fine, but expensive regardless
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