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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) reviews

65 Overall Reviews
4.10 / 5 based on 380 reviews
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Matthias
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
One semester is not enough time. It takes a few month to become completely familiar with the new environment. By the time one can say he/she is really feeling like home, it is almost time to leave again. If I have the chance to study abroad again, it will be a full academic year.
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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
2
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Don't panic if the courses you want to attend are already full. Students drop a lot of classes within the first few weeks of instruction. It is usually not necessary to attend a class from the first day on.
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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
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Spending a semester in a town like Urbana-Champaign is the perfect evidence, that no matter where one goes to study abroad, it is a very good time and a great experience in any way. One meets nice people and new friends everywhere. The life on a big campus, that seems like an own town within a town, is quite impressive for European students.
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cermak
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No - it was good to adapt yourself to the foreign situation, become more independent and not plan everything in advance at home!
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Every class requires a lot of preparation (readings, several assignments) - so it's extremely important to choose just courses you're interested in! Otherwise you'll get unwilling to do all the home assignments and you won't have the best experience/meaning about this semester abroad.
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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
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Make use of the numerous meetings/activities organised for the students - especially at the beginning you have to go out, communicate, make some friends. Get to know the habits of the locals, celebrate their public holidays/activities (eg Halloween, Thanksgiving,..) and use the free time to travel around
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Barbara
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Everyone told me that in Illinois it is really really cold in winter, but I did not expect that it would be that icy!
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
4
Activities
4
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
If you want to get to know the Midwest-way-of-life - go there! If you want to get to know to a fancy, metropolitan city - go to another place. The US-Midwest is really really different. But definitely an experience.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Travelling is one of the best aspects of the semester. Unfortunatly there is not too much time to do so.
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Andreas
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I was well informed.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
It's a campus town, with a typical American campus (quad, etc.). If you want to experience this movie-feeling, that it's the right choice. Concerning the academic setting, the UIUC is a brilliant choise too, and it has one of the biggest libraries in the States.
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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
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
take as much money with you as you can get: you will need it for travel (New York, Niagara Falls, Chicago, etc.) and for Shopping. Don't take too many clothes with you - they are fucking cheep over there!
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Ingrid
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Tourism, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
that the winters are so cold!!
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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
2
Culture
1
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
amazing campus, quality of academic services is very googd and it's a lot of fun!!!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
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
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
there is not one helpful advice. try to travel as much as possible because you may not have the possibility to do so any time soon at such a low price. just go there and have fun!!
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Maximilian
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Accountancy, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
no.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
2
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
If you want to experience life on a typical American university campus, in a typical American small town in the countryside and are interested in getting to know especially people from all parts of the world studying together in this microcosmos, Urbana-Champaign is probably one of the best choices you have!
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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
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Fly into Chicago and take a bus from O'Hare to Urbana-Champaign. You have two options (both depart from the bus teriminal behind the Hilton at the airport): Lincolnlandexpress and Bluebird. If you arrive late, stay in the "Illini Union" (center of the university) for the first night: It's quite cheap (ca. 28$) and comfortable!
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