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Christopher
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Texas, Austin
5.0/5
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
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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Christopher
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Texas, Austin
5.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I had been the Austin before, so I was pretty well prepared.
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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
2
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Go for it! Austin is an amazing place, UT a great university.
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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
4
Final comments
Try to get the most out of your experience. Travel around Texas (San Antonio, Dallas in particular) and the USA.
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Christopher
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Texas, Austin
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
A private grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
You are simply willing to spend more money in a once in a lifetime situation.
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Housing, Nightlife, Food, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than 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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Christopher
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Texas, Austin
5.0/5
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
My English was really goof before, so I can't really say.
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Christopher
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Texas, Austin
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I think that living in an apartment provides the most independence.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Housing is a little complicated Austin, as you have to decide between the quite expensive aprtments on West Campus (close to the UT campus) and the cheaper ones further away.
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Christopher
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Texas, Austin
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
none
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