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University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)

20 reviews
4.46 / 5 based on 20 reviews
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Albert H
╔cole Polytechnique, Paris, France
Engineering, Graduate, Independent
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
No preference. Plenty of nice places in College Park's area.
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Albert H
╔cole Polytechnique, Paris, France
Engineering, Graduate, Independent
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
N/A
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
This is a good place to live and to study. One of the best engineering programs.
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Albert H
╔cole Polytechnique, Paris, France
Engineering, Graduate, Independent
Academic
Course recommendations
The systems engineering program is one of the best in the world.
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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
N/A
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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
Overall
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Albert H
╔cole Polytechnique, Paris, France
Engineering, Graduate, Independent
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
N/A
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Albert H
╔cole Polytechnique, Paris, France
Engineering, Graduate, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
N/A
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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
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Come and enjoy it!
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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
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
There are a lot of universities in the University of Maryland System but none are good as University of Maryland at College Park.
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Albert H
╔cole Polytechnique, Paris, France
Engineering, Graduate, Independent
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
The cost of life is higher in USA.
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Housing, Travel, Nightlife, Food, Overall, Telephone:
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
Loans available.
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