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University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)

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4.46 / 5 based on 20 reviews
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Jordi R
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
People is very nice and helpful, and they try to understand you and also teach you the right way.
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Jordi R
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Accomodation is more expensive in USA than Spain. Telephone is cheaper, just because I only use it as local telephone (so it's free), and to call my family in Europe I use Internet (Netmeeting), that it's also free.
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Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Nightlife, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Travel:
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
none
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Jordi R
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Academic
Course recommendations
Global Strategy is a very nice course, and also the profesor is a known and experienced professional in strategy.
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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
I still didn't have any exam.
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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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Jordi R
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
For an European person, living in USA is a nice experience itself; I've got the opportunity to learn a different way of life from other people, I think there are no words no show how wonderful it is.
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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
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Though it is not a very known campus (as Harvard, GeorgeTown, ecc), it's located in the Washington DC area, you're in one of the most important cities in USA. I strongly recommend this university, my experience is being so good.
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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
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
The University of Maryland has the UM Shuttle, a free bus for students, that takes you almost everywhere. There is also a Metro Station (track), so, arriving to Washington DC Mall takes only 15 minutes. The Study Abroad Time is really very very helpful, they will take care for you at the beginning, just to show you how everything works (trains, buses, shopping, night life... anything you can imagine).
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Jordi R
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The Washington DC's downtown is the best night area to visit at night, but it's important not to go alone, look for citizenship friends, because they better know exactly where to go. Networking is very important to have fun!!!
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Jordi R
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Just to study, it is the best option, because you don't have to look for transportation, you don't need a car, and so on. And price and equipment is also very convenient.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
If you are coming to study to Maryland Campus, with no doubt, the best option is living on campus, I stongly recommend look for an appartment at Leonard Town (Maryland Campus).
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