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monique
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Florida
3.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
More discussions compared to in The Netherlands, in class. Less theoretic but more assignments and more to read compared to The Netherlands
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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
For exams: less direct learning questions, and more insight questions Introduction for International Students would have been nice.
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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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Cyril
ESC CÚram Euro American Institute of Technology, Sophia Antipolis, France
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
University of Florida
5.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Tuitions assistance programs: tuitions for international students who transfer are very expensive and therefore it takes a lot of resources to have the chance to study abroad as a transfer students (different for exchange programs)
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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
4
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Take advantage of the many social life opportunities that are offered to you as a student: clubs, associations, sports, travel, team projects, personal research projects, international students...
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
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
4
Final comments
The International Center is a great place to get all the information you need. People there are very nice and helpful. Use your time off to travel around the city and accross the State. Florida has so many unique places to visit that it would be too sad to miss the opportunity to take full advantage of being there. Finally, University of Florida is among the best campuses in the US in terms of college sports: go to the Swamp (UF football stadium) or to the O'Connell Center (basketball, volleyball...) to watch the Gators playing for the national title every years! Go Gators!
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monique
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Florida
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
The exchange rate is very high. Spending one dollar is the same as 2,5 guilders in The Netherlands. Telephone more to keep in contact with friends and family.
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Housing, Travel, Telephone, Nightlife, Overall, Food:
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
Buy a car for there, this will save a lot of money and time. Call only with the cheapest international phone cards, this can save much money Get used to the big effort needed to arrange things in institutions.
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stÚphanie
Skema Business School, Nice, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Florida
4.5/5
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
I made some progress for the first day that I landed in Gainesville. Uf is really great concerning the international experience, I am now fluent in english thanx to the education and the friends I've made there.
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Monique
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Florida
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
The international student appartment where I lived was very interesting with people living there from all over the world.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The university buildings were very nice. Well furnished and computers were ok.
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Adrien
MBA Institute - International Management Institute of Paris, Paris, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Study Abroad Program
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
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
All the clubs and cafes are forced to close at 2.00am wich is pretty early. I would recommend the Palace as a good Dance Floor.
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