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University of Victoria (UVIC)

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John
Stanford University, Stanford, United States
Engineering, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Victoria
3.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Yes, that the teachers in engineering/math/physics were horrible. I would not have come there to study. Better to go there on holiday as it is a beautiful place and not study there. There is also no school spirit at all. They really do not care if teachers fail the students as many students just get fed up and transfer to another school. Very high turnover for students for these reasons.
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In my opinion:
Stay home.
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
3
Personal recommendation
Not recommended. Go to another university and visit Victoria on holiday. Nice place to visit from May to September. From October to April it rains all the time and is cloudy.
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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
2
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
1
Final comments
Disappointed in UVIC. On the surface, it appears to be a good school. The only ting good about it is the location. You can just visit Victoria on a holiday or vacation during May to September and skip going to school there. That is the best advice.
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med2003
EDHEC Business School, Lille, France
Financial Management, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Victoria
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
As I was abroad I had a lot to discover, and we organized a lot of trips and activities around the country.
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Overall, Food, Nightlife, Travel, Housing:
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
IMy bank (BNP) had a partnership with Scotiabank: when I took money from them I had no taxes.
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valtin
Universität Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Management Science, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Victoria
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known that there was the opportunity to work as an intern for a Canadian company during summer break. I would have loved to do it.
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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
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
take as many courses and participate in as many activities as you can since it gives you the chance to get to know the country, the people, and their culture.
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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
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
skiing on mount washington (less expensive than Whistler , but great fun anyway), trip to Torfino during summer time, spend weekends in Vancouver (it's a great place!!)
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BCom sucks
Michelle
Canada, Undergraduate
University of Victoria
1.0/5
Overall
Too many people I know have been fucked over by advisors giving them the wrong information or by the school suddenly changing what they say (what courses will be offered and when, etc). Especially in the business program, administration and advisors have no idea what they are doing and can't keep up with the requirements for students pursing their CPA designation (despite promoting this path). I've personally received the wrong advice about a course, resulting in having to take it during another semester through another institution (which is expensive and inconvenient). The Bcom program also has a lot of extra bullshit requirements that they claim help students, but are really getting in the way of academics. I've had experiences where we are told that an extra activity will be for grades, and then all of a sudden it no longer counts towards our degree. This especially sucks for students who put the time and effort into completing what the school SAYS will be for grades, and tries to balance it with their other commitments. As a result, students who don't try to balance all of the "required" activities end up better off.  I believe that some of the profs and staff actually care about what they are doing, they are just working within a shitty system.
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Pros
Alright campus
Cons
Admin staff
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valtin
Universität Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Management Science, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Victoria
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
all courses taught by Craig C. Pinder (organizational behavior and management)
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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
make it easier for exchange students to get into MBA/graduate classes
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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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maria
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Victoria
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Not specified
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits
Because of the difference on prices between the two countries and because of the difference on culture that leads to another way of life.
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Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Overall:
was the same price as 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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