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University of Sussex

144 reviews
3.85 / 5 based on 144 reviews
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Carlotta
Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
Sociology, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Sussex
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 had no problems at all with communication.
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Carlotta
Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
Sociology, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Sussex
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
the opportunities were much greater than at home.
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Food, Telephone:
was the same price as 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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Carlotta
Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
Sociology, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Sussex
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
overall, i found the in-class work easier than my american courses, but more outside study was required.
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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
Overall
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Carlotta
Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
Sociology, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Sussex
3.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
plan to get a job!
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
it is wonderful--the students, both national and international, were great, and the environment was very collegiate.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
it was a nice break, with some school work in the midst...probably the best time of my life.
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Carlotta
Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
Sociology, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Sussex
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
bars on campus!
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Carlotta
Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
Sociology, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Sussex
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
convenience and overall comfort
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
there are varieties of on-campus housing, ranging from excellent to merely average; i was lucky enough to get one of the better housing arrangements.
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