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Marieke
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, bilateral agreement between UF and RUG
University of Florida
3.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
No, I think they were organsed ina good way and the content was ok too
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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
In the beginning I would have liked something organised for all international students. I had to find out for myself. This was also ok, but it is lways nice if the host university organises something for their guest students.
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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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pbourandy
IAE Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Florida
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I would have known the books' prices!! it is incredibly expensive!
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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
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
This is a very good university with a good quality of courses and a lot of activities in the student life. It is better to have a car to travel.
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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
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
To travel in the state, it is better to rent a car (if you don't have one). Otherwise, there is a travel agency in the university where you can have good price for flight tickets... Gainesville is well located bacause you can esely go to Miami and south Florida, to Louisiana... A good tip: in January, the weather is not as warm as in Miami!! So don't forget warm clothes!!
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Marieke
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, bilateral agreement between UF and RUG
University of Florida
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Government assistance
grant from the university fund
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
What costs a guider in Holland, was about a dollar in the US. And a doller was 2,5 guilders at the time I was there. On the phone I spent less because local calls were free and because people from abroa called me.
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Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Overall, Nightlife, Housing, Food, Travel:
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
Yes, I had to book a new ticket home for $700!!!!! But this was partly my own fault. Cost saving tips: rent a house with people you know instead of a private lease. Buy a car together with friends. Don't go out for dinner too much! If you want to eat good food, that is really expensive. Get used to staying in one club a night instead of the (in Holland more popular) club-hopping.
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Cyril
ESC CÚram Euro American Institute of Technology, Sophia Antipolis, France
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
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: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Overall, interacting with local students throughout social activities (sports, associations, class projects, friends...) helped me the most in becoming fluent and in leraning the culture. I think socialing with local students is equally important to studying well in class.
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Marieke
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, bilateral agreement between UF and RUG
University of Florida
3.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
i had very good expereinces living in an appartment. On my university only freshman lived on campus. Being in an appartment building helped me get in touch with other students
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
compared to what I pay in the Netherlands, it was really expensive. But the location, the big pool in the courtyard, the good atmosphere and friendly management made up for all that.
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Marieke
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, bilateral agreement between UF and RUG
University of Florida
4.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: 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
I had lots of fun at the latin bar Rythym, but actually all the bars were great. Of course you can't miss Sarbucks, or the Java Hut on University for a good coffee. The best lunchplace was Cafe Gardens, also on University av. Besides that you can't miss the Gators if they play a home game. A nice place to relax and hang out with colleuague students is Lake Alice. You can also spot gators from your canoe or Kayak.
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