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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

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4.03 / 5 based on 378 reviews
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Nadia
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, no name
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
my fovourite course was BADM 446 Consulting Sm Businesses, Professor Kurtz
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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
none
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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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Nadia
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, no name
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
better housing information
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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
2
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
good choice
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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
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Must see: LAs Vegas, New York and Miami (during Spring break or Thanksgiving Holidays) ...and: you can buy everything you need at WALMART Don´t miss the concerts on campus !(f.e.Foo Fighters,Fall term 2005!)
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Nadia
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, no name
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
traveling and the nightlife have been expensive...
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Overall, Telephone, Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Food:
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
don´t buy your textbooks in the bookstore; all of them are much cheaper at amazon.com
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Nadia
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, no name
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3.5/5
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
after my experience abroud I had a pretty good knowledge in writing and speaking
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Nadia
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, no name
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
independance,price,facilities
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
whatever you choose: don´rent an apartment from "Property Management" or "Gabes Place"; privat landlords are probably the best choice
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Nadia
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, no name
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Downtown Champaign
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