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Manuel
Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico
Radio / TV Broadcasting, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
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
It was very hard at the very beginning of my experience, but every single day i had the opportunity to practices and learn with local students and teachers.
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Manuel
Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico
Radio / TV Broadcasting, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
United States and Mexico are very diferent economically, so it was obvious to spend more money than home because of the economical situation in both countries.
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Travel, Housing, Overall, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
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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Manuel
Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico
Radio / TV Broadcasting, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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
More interaction between the teacher and the international or exchanges students...
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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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Manuel
Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico
Radio / TV Broadcasting, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish i had better languages skills.
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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
1
Personal recommendation
Trying to get more involved with the local students and also having an good and closer relationship with the teacher or the TA. Do not be afraid!!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Well, Austin is just a great place to live and especially to study, if you are gonna be there you┤d definetily love it!. Do not miss the Football games and the Austin City Limits!!
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Manuel
Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico
Radio / TV Broadcasting, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife, Activities: 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
Cain & Abel┤s Bar, and the bunches of nightblubs at 6th st. in Austin Downtown area. I miss THE LIBRARY the most... The Spider house coffee!! and Chipotle was awesome!
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Manuel
Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico
Radio / TV Broadcasting, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: College House
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why?
Because it is better to have privacy in order to study or doing papers.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It was a very good choice because i had the opportunity to met people from diferent places around the world. Also, we helped each other.
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