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Barbara S
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I alread had a good level in english, i only needed to practice, and that's what i did. Texas speaks spanish aswell, so not a big deal!
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Barbara S
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
at home i don't pay a rent, food is cheap, and nightlife is much more expensive. Talk more on the phone, though cheaper. and don't travel that much!
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Overall, Food, Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, 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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Barbara S
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Academic
Course recommendations
Dukerich and Seidel, the best management teachers ever, great simulation at the Action Skills course!highly recomended
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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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Barbara S
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish i had been there a month before so that when i got there i already knew where to go and what to do. The whole experience was awesome, i don't think i'd change a thing!
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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
4
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Good weather, great people, the best nightlife in the States, great business school...I'd definitely go back tomorrow!
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Take advantage of 6th street, avoid Spiros, and try pete's piano bar at the very beggining. If you can afford it...buy a car!
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Barbara S
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
On 6th street: Aquarium, Library and Pete's piano bar. Don't miss gregory gym. And go check the river from Mount Banel
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Barbara S
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
I don't have a car and Austin is a big town, but dorms are fairly close to the business school, and overall is cheaper.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I got to meet a lot of people and was great!
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