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University of Science and Technology

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Christian H
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, 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
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
clubs: the best club in town is the dragon-i; book a table to get in or get to know the guys at the door. wednesday: models-night, friday: house, saturday: special guests. watch out for club-ing on thursdays is ladies night and get a warm up in the carnegies in whanchai first (happy hour on all coctails). ladies night also on wednesdays in whanchai e.g. the venue. fridays at the drop, come early or dress fancy cause usually members only. bars: nice area is lan kwai fong, just go arround you'll find your place. eg. drink at the russian bar at -8degrees celsius! upscale bars are also in hollywood road. check it out! i was not so impressed by the felix bar, they can't even mix a bloody marry. in the kowloon hotel every night there is 2 hours drinking for 98HKD. karaoke: kowloon-tsim shai tsui-knotsford terrace. arround this area. eat: best western restaurants are in soho and arround soho. eg. bocca, spitfire, pizza express,... check also the small restaurants beside lan kwai fong eat at the thai restaurant (elvis is waiting for you!) girls: check out whan chai area and the femwicks. interesting place,.....
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Christian H
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
Academic
Course recommendations
make sure that you have some local groupmates, it makes life more easier because they really care about the grades and you get to know their working skills and probably make up some friends. it is very interesting! I got very bad information about the availability of courses bevore I could register for them. When I wanted to register for special courses it turned out that they were beeing held in the other semester. Hopefully this information will improve because I wasted a lot time with the lack of information. Courses are very work intensive, 1 mid-term, 1 final test, group presentations, group projects and several individual papers are too much. all in all I think it was a nice experiance to see how Chinese study and teach.
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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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Christian H
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
housing costs off campus in town are quite expensive and means long ways to uni.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
it was my first experiance with campus life. it is quite convenient to live on campus because it was cheap and you have all facilities you need for living there. eg. laundry, restaurants,... the size of rooms are quite ok and some of them have even sea view. in the room there is a big locker, a cupboard, a desk, shelves, a bed which is too small (190x70cm) and a chair. rooms have air condition and a van. the only disadvantage is that you have to share the bathroom and toilet with the whole floor.
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Good university and great level of difficulty
Lewis M
China, Graduate
Business Studies, 2012
Overall
When you study in China, there is not just the complex understanding of concepts and courses, but also the language barrier. Fortunately by the time I started I could already speak and understand some Chinese which helped me a lot because some teachers couldn't speak English even though they were supposed to; great famous teachers in their field of knowledge, but the language barrier was always there.
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Pros
Famous university
Cons
Some programs are young
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Christian H
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
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)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
I had no difficulties to understand the professors. Their English was perfect as they came from America, Ireland and Hong Kong. Communication in every day life was also no problem as all people in HK speak English very well.
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Arnaud E
ENSAM, Paris, France
Materials Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
No
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
1
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
China is a great experience and a huge culture choc but I think it's better to go to cities taht have more of an international economical development like Shanghai.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
2
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Places not to be missed outside of Kunming. Defenitely go to Li Jiang (small chinese village preserved by UNESCO) this is china as you've dreamed to see it. You can stop in Dali which is on the way from Kunming to Li Jiang to see cormoran fishing on the lake, it's worth it. If you have more time, take the round trip ride on the little train that goes from Kunming to "Hekou" (on the boarder with Vietnam). It was built buy french people in the 40's. The ride through mountains with water falls and terrasse fields is very scenic, so is the train.
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