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pbourandy
IAE Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Florida
3.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Concerning the graduate course, choose in advance if you want to have the choice. The course are very good and there is a lot of work!! But it worth it! The professors are very accessible and ready to help you specially if you are a foreigner. There are goods libraries and cmputer labs opened all night!
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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
Concerning the graduate courses, it would be better if there were more schedules.
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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
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Marieke
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, bilateral agreement between UF and RUG
University of Florida
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I was glad I did not know a lot. Because of this i had not much expectations and could not be dissapointed easily
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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
3
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Please organise something more for the international students. I found them by myself but only from my own country and study field. it would have been nice to meet more international people. This was the only thing I missed in my whole experience
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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
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
I had the best time of my life. If you ever get the chance to go, do it!! And don't worry about the money too much. The US is expensive, but you can better enjoy the money you spend than think about it all day. Travel tip: Miami!! And of course Orlando with all its parks.
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pbourandy
IAE Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Florida
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
bank
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
In general I spend more money there because, first, the currency is stronger and life is more expensive there than in France. As I was a foreign student, I wanted to know better my host country. So, with other friends, we travelled a lot around Florida principally but also in New Orleans, and California.
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Nightlife, Travel, Housing, Food, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
There is alot of cheap stores for food, clothes like "Savealot", "ROSS"... and the best is cooking at home instead of spending alot in fastfoods! It is healthier and a lot cheaper!! and it is easy specially if you live near the university.
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Anaelle
Institut Franco-Américain de Management, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Florida
5.0/5
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
My home university in Paris provide 50% of courses in English, so I had no problem in understanding teachers. It was more difficult with people my age since I was not at ease with slang at the beginning. After a couple of weeks, I was able to understand easily any kind of situations.
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Anaelle
Institut Franco-Américain de Management, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Florida
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I would choose to rent an apartement at the same place (La Mancha apartements) because many exchange students used to live here and that's the best place to meet a lot of people coming from different parts of the world. MOreover, I was sharing my flat with two south american roomates which allowed me to improve both my english and my spanish!
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The University of Florida offered a lot of housing possiblities for students and all of us could live decently thanks to the wide variety of prices in residences or houses.
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Alessandro
Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Engineering, Electrical, Graduate, Independent
University of Florida
3.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
UF just has amazing facilities for every kind of sport. Gainesville is really a "college town" as everything or almost gravitates around campus and University activities. The night life is really good either downtown or midtown. Going at least once at Grog's House on Wednesday night for ladies' night is a must-do in Gainesville.
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