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38 Overall Reviews
4.38 / 5 based on 228 reviews
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Lea
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
My personal packing experiences: I took WAY TO MANY books with me (you really find stuff to read at once, if you like reading! - if you ever have the time, anyway.. :-)); but I didn't take bedsheets or towels, which I could have used well. In general, don't take to much (I came with one suitcase and it was enough) and think of the warmth - you really only need one warm jacket and something for the occasional thunderstorms with rain (if you should ever choose to go out during one of these extraordinary phenomenons..), the rest of the time you will wear light clothing.
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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
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Austin is a very liberal city, with a lot of students and fun people, who do their best to "keep Austin weird" (as it says on many t-shirts!). In addition, the courses I took were of very high quality and really interesting. If that sounds appealing to you, then go for it!
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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
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
I bought a bike in the beginning of the semester and used it ALL the time (I lived very close to campus, though).
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gutahenna
Fundaįão Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Bilateral exchange programme
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not really.
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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
2
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Campus life is very good. You always get to meet nice people, from many different places, it's very interesting. So always benefit from this international environment to meet lots of people and broaden your sense of world.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
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
Texas is a nice place, where lots of beauties take place. You may want to visit some natural parks, such as Big Bend, and also beaches, e.g. South Padre Island. If you are over there in February, don't miss Mardi Gras in New Orleans or even in Austin. You won't regret it.
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Kurt
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, exchange
University of Texas, Austin
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That the end is coming soon because one semester is short in order to be able to do and see more... :-)
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
If you are interested in the American Way of Life and you want to study at one of the best State Universities in the US - then the University of Texas at Austin is a very good choice! Texas is big, the people are friendly, the University is well-known, you can travel a lot, and all in all you have a lot of opportunities!
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Book your flights very early, then you may get some discounts (maybe there are some student discounts too). A round trip ticket is also a very good idea (book all flights ahead, to go there and to come back), that makes it cheaper too. If you want to travel within the US (and there is a lot to see) book Youth Hostels or flights here in Austin over the Internet - you can get very good deals! - for example just USD 99,00 from Austin to Los Angeles with Southwest Airlines. Keep your luggage small, believe me! If you need a shirt, shoes or something else, you can buy it in Austin very cheap.
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be_hanreich
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
that the US is way more differnet than i first thought
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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
2
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
take some time to enjoy the night life and try to participate in on of the thousands social clubs at UT
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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
2
Final comments
Big Bend is aweseome for camping, houston, dallas are not intersting at all, a weekend trip to san antonio, mardi gras in new olreans and if you find time make a road trip through nex mexico, texas, arizona
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Edoardo
Universitā Bocconi, Milan, Italy
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The American way of living is quite different from Italan, but there are no particular things that MUST be known in advance (apart from the fact that cheating in exams is considered one of the worst things a person can do)
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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
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Take it easy and experience everything is offered to you!!!
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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
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Travel as much as you can in the South of US and in the North of Mexico!!!
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Juan
Instituto Tecnolķgico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Architecture, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nothing, surprises are good in Austin.
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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
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Don't stay all-day long at the university, go out and visit the city, there are a lot of interesting events going on in Austin: celebrations, job opportunities, places to eat well.. 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
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
The best place to get to know people is on the street. Go out a lot and visit the second-hand bookstores, they are great.
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Anja
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known better which courses to choose beforehand.
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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
3
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Don't take everything too serious, it is a party university with lots of stuff to do. Be open and easy going.
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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
3
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
I would not book housing before I go there. I would rather take temporary housing and look for a dormitory or an apartment there.
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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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Claudia
Centro de Estudios Universitarios, Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Education, Graduate, Independent
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
In this city you need a car. The public transportation is not so good.
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
2
Costs
4
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The university needs to stop charging for the copies that we print at the computer lab. We pay a high rate to be able to use the computer center.
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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
4
Final comments
Brownsville is a sunny and small city. The life style is very relaxing, no traffic jams, no stress, no long lines. It is a peaceful city.
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Blonghorn
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
nothing I was fully prepared
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
I didn't like the courses I had to take at the Business School. My academic advisor didn't allow me to registar for graduate courses. However I did two economic classes and they were great
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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
Visit Big Ben, San Francisco, New York and New Olreans. Forget the other bid cities in Texas they are boring.
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Manuel
Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico
Radio / TV Broadcasting, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.0/5
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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Christoph
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
5.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
To be honest there is not nothing
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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
3
Costs
1
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It has the most outstanding faculty I have ever had. The practical activities complement the theoretical knowledge perfectly. Campus life cannot be more fascintating and fun
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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
I would recommend everybody to travel as much as possible. Travelling with other exchange students is very exciting. Definintely go to New Orleans and Mexiko because it is so close and really worth seeing.
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Odd
Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not that I can think of.
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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
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Personally I think it is among the best experiences you can have and I have nothing but good things to say abot the school and the city.
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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
Have fun and mingle with both americans and international. Try to get a lot out of the social life and not only school. I was able to participate in all social activities while earning a GPA of 3.75 - so can you. It only requieres a little dicipline.
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Barbara
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.0/5
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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Tegra
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Chemistry, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
5.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
It´s a hard work to get registered there... it takes you forever.
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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
3
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Don´t miss the opportunity of enroling in any of the great activities and enjoy the excelent level of knowledge in many of the courses to take.
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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
Great weather for those who love the sun. Easy to get around to travel.
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Barbara
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, 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
1
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Take the scuba diving class..it's fun!!
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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
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
You'll find your way around pretty easily and you'll love it!
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sunnaya
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish i had known more about housing...
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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
It is a great place to study, there are great teachers and i learned a lot during my stay there.
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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
Do not go to an American Springbreak Place,It is horrible!!!They go crazy and do not know what they do....(especially the girls).
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Bernhard
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
5.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known that it is not so easy to find an apartment in the fall semester!
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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
3
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Enjoy your stay and make use of the great network the university has with US-companies!
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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
You should travel through the whole US, there are so much interesting/beautiful places to visit!
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Ferran
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Texas, Austin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
More information on accomodation, Look for coops they are great
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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
3
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Best place to study in Texas, amazing business school
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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
Keep in touch with you host advisors, they would be really helpful. Check out the Campus events, most of them are free.
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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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