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Carina
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
3.0/5
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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Carina
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
was pretty good informed because of the home university students who have already gone abroad.
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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
2
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
no special advice university made a lot of effort bringing the international students together offered several trips etc.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
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
travel tips: San Anotonio, Houston, Fredericksburg,New Braunfels...
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Carina
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Government assistance
A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
housing is lot more expensive even though food was totally included. I did more traveling that's why I spent more. school books are incredible expensive.
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Travel, Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Food, 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
if you want to save money on food and accommodation go into a coop. good community experience too
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Carina
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
3.0/5
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
at the beginning needed time for adjusting
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Carina
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: coop-house
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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Carina
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
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
Coffeeshop Spiderhouse, Trudy's, 6th, coop-parties
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