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Petra
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Basic Scuba Diving!!!
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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
no
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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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Petra
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
no
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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
3
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Choose it!!
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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
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
This experience abroad changed my life!!! All I can say is: Everything is bigger in TEXAS! You will love it, for sure!!!
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Petra
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
I travelled more than at home and I choose an expensive phone plan.
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Overall, Housing, Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife:
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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Petra
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
5.0/5
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Sometimes I had some difficulties understanding the Texas slang, but I found a way to understand it by asking the meaning.
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Petra
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I like to have space for myself.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I didn't live on campus so a car is recommended, but not necessary.
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Petra
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The library, Aquarium .... many locations on 6th street!
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