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Kate
University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No. There were definetely surprises, though these were all interesting parts of the learning experience.
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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
4
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
I believe Chapel Hill to be an excellent university in terms of both academic and social aspects. It is quite isolated which means the student is forced to spend a large amount of time there though this added to the sense of community. Students should be aware when attending universities in typically 'southern' states of some prejudices towards religious beliefs and homosexuality. That said I had friends of different religions and of homosexual orientation who still very much enjoyed their time.
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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
2
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
Try not to plan travel too muh as you will meet friends at the host university and you're plans will probably change. Explore the country (and surrounding countries) as much as you can while away as it will give you a broader picture of the culture. Also research your host university and it's offered activities before leaving. And lastly, realise their culture may not be just like yours and try to adapt as much as possible. It's all part of the experience.
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Sandrine
INSEEC Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I loved every minute of it!
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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
3
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
whatever course you will take up, teachers were so friendly and interact so much with students, you will learn somethin...
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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
2
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
contact me!
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torresx
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Off campus buses didn't work on weekends. I lived off campus!
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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
4
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Keep aware of all on campus activities
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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
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
The best tip: Enroll as many associations as you can. Then you would be able to take part into lots of activities and meet lots of different people.
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Kate
University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
The courses at Chapel Hill are very high quality. The teachers are well qualified and really interact with their students. The classes offered were of a higher stage than where my studies were up to back home, but I managed to adapt quite easily.
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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
Yes. Lectures were compulsory and only two could be missed throughout the semester. This would have been fine, if it were not for the fact that international students are entered into classes last and therefore get the least favoured pick of class times. I was therefore stuck with classes starting 9am or earlier all five weekdays! I would suggest international students be given special consideration in terms of picking class times, perhaps with preferences given earlier.
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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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Lenore
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Humanities, Graduate, University Agreement
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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
On campus housing cost quite abit more than my apartment at home. There really aren't any cooking facilities in the dorms, so students go out for food much more than at home; naturally that is more expensive. The night life in Chapel Hill doesn't begin to compare to Groningen, so I spent much less on going out. On the other hand, I spent much more on travel because I wanted to see as much of the US as possible while I was there.
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Travel, Food, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Overall:
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
none
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┼sta
Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Journalism, Undergraduate, Independent
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Less on food and nightlife because it was cheaper, so although I ate and drank well it was not expensive. Phone was not cheap, especially not longdistance. I traveled more than usual, so that got expensive, and when I moved off campus I still paid $100-200 less than at home a month.
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Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Food, Housing:
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
I would get a bank account right away, shop at yardsales instead of secondhand shops and compare prices on internet, cable and phonedeals.
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