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University of North Carolina, Greensboro (UNCG)

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heatherlbarclay
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That you needed a car to get anywhere in Greensboro!
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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
3
Campus life
4
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The University system was highly efficient, and easy to get to grips with. The sports facilities at UNCG were fantastic, this appeared to encourage participation and support. On a professional level, the lecturers made the classes very interesting and enjoyable and on a personal level were supportive and understanding. The people who I met and befriended were incredibly wecoming and friendly, and joining a sorority gave me an intersting insight into an important aspect of American University life. The overall experience greatly enhanced my social capabilities, confidence and academic perspective. WhenI left, I left behind some of the best friends I have ever had and took with me some of the most wonderful memories imaginable!
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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
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
As well as being a highly acclaimed educational establishment (particularly the Bryan School of Business) the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, provided an ideal setting to get to know a lot of poeople very quickly, both through classes and campus activities. I particularly enjoyed my exposure to the southern culture and the accessibilty to the other Southern States. I loved it and I am looking forward to returning to work after I graduate from University!
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Rebecca
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
In the first semester, it was ideal to live on campus to meet new people. But as I made more friends, I thought that living outwith the University grounds would be exciting and different. As most of my friends were juniors and seniors, not many of them lived on campus still and therefore I was alwayts travelling to their houses.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I found living in dorms and exciting experience. Having never shared a room beofre, it was intersting to me to see how I would cope with living with another person in such close quarters. It was amazing! I had a brilliant time, and it was good to have someone else there. I could not live for an extended time in the dorms, but for a year it was perfect!
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Rebecca
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
4.7/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish that I had been more aware to the extent to which North Carolina is in the 'Bible Belt'. It was an eye-opening and very interesting experience for me to live there - however, there were a lot of cultural/moral issues that I did not expect. I also wish I had known how important it is to have a car there, public transport is not very widespread.
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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
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
4
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
It si not the biggest party University, but it does have a good balance of work/play! The Internatuional Programme Centre is an amazing resource and should be used to its full extent
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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
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Try and buy flights when your over there as the dollar/pound exchange rate works in favour of UK residents. Join a sports team to see the country. Be open minded and don't let experiences go past you.
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heatherlbarclay
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
I joined a sorority - not the conventional exchange student route, but a brilliant experience! I mostly ate, shopped, went to sporting events and out at night with my sorority "sisters" and the people I met through the "greek" system on campus. Thursday nights at the "Corner Bar" are a must, particularly for business students! Weekend trips to Wilmington or Myrtle beach were also particularly memorable.
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heatherlbarclay
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I felt that my year at UNCG improved my oral communication skills, as I became increasingly willing to take part class discussions and also took advantage of joining study groups through which my ability to formulate and communicate my point of view was greatly improved. I felt that my written writing skills did not improve during the year, but did not suffer as a result either.
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heatherlbarclay
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
If you are not mathematically inclined -stay away from Econometrics, I struggled! Otherwise, courses were comparable to those in Britain, although there was far less essay writing, and multiple choice sections in the exams (a rare treat in the UK!) Classes were far smaller, so there was far more student interaction which made the topics more interesting and it easier to get to know other students and to form study and social groups with them.
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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 felt that the lack of essay writing left me a bit behind when I came back to the UK and was faced with writing a 12,000 word dissertation! Because it hadn't been required of me in the US, my researching and report writing skills were not quite as sharp as they might have been with a bit more practice.
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Essays and/or projects throughout the course
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