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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) reviews

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Matthias
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
In spite of the favorable euro-dollar exchange rate housing is still more expensive than in Austria. The price level at the bars around campus is very low (probably due to the high competition between bars). Wireless telephone systems are backward compared to Europe and rather expensive. Local calls via landphones are free. Calling via the Internet (Skype) becomes an important way of communication (especially for making calls to Europe). The main reason for an overall increase of expenditures compared to the usual way of living is travelling.
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Travel, Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, 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
Almost everything is paid by credit card. This seems to be a good idea as it is cheaper than withdrawing cash. If cash is withdrawn, I'd recommend withdrawing a large ammount at once (due to the ATM fees)
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cermak
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I had no telephone connection -> no costs As I live with my family at home, of course the cost for accommodation were new for me and being abroad should be used to travel around -> more costs for travelling
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Overall, Food, Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as 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
the required books - even on a second-hand basis - are pretty expensive, institutes or libraries are very friendly - easy to check out books but I have to be quick, only limited number of books available!
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veronika
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
i travelled a lot and i went out more often than i did at home. you can certainly do it cheaper, but maybe it's not that fun...
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Nightlife, Travel, Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone:
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
most books turned out to be unnecessary, but teachers will tell you you absolutely need them... difficult, because you can never tell. surprise: yes, you pay fees and they're about 450USD. be prepared.
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Maximilian
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Accountancy, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
travelling is costly in the US, housing too, other than that i didn't have a phone (okay, therefore i spent less, but the best is that a beer is usually only 2 bucks!
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Travel, Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Food:
was the same price as 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
If you have an American bank account, never ever use the overdraft! The banks charge enormous amounts for it, even if it's just a day!
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Karla
Universidad Santa María La Antigua, Panamá, Panama
Law, Graduate, Independent
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I spent more money in the US because back home I used to live with my family therefore I had no big expenses. And in the US I was living on my own, so I had to pay for everything.
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Travel, Housing, Overall, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as 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
Not really. I spent the amount of money that I thought I was going to spent before going to the US
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Sara
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
My dorm in the states was more expensive than at home and I wouldn't travel for weeks.
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Telephone, Overall, Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife:
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
I had an American Bank Account, but you have to count on some charges when you transfer money form abroad.
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