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3.80 / 5 based on 12 reviews
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ivaobrus
Univerzita Palackého V Olomouci, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Education, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Virginia
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Czech
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning Czech a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Czech
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your Czech?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
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
There was no Czech person with me so I learnt English all day. After my arrival home I had hard time to switch into Czech
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ivaobrus
Univerzita Palackého V Olomouci, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Education, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Virginia
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> Government assistance<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
USA is very expensive country for Czech person. Average salary in Czech is about 200 USD a month!!
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Telephone, Food, Overall, Travel, Nightlife, Housing:
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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ivaobrus
Univerzita Palackého V Olomouci, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Education, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Virginia
3.8/5
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
Overall
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ivaobrus
Univerzita Palackého V Olomouci, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Education, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Virginia
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
More information about this study period.
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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
3
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Only very rich people can study there since the university costs are very high!
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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
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
I did great progress in academic field (Ph.D. in Adapted Physical Education).
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ivaobrus
Univerzita Palackého V Olomouci, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Education, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Virginia
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
American football match, University libraries and bookstore!! T.Jefferson historical part of city
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ivaobrus
Univerzita Palackého V Olomouci, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Education, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Virginia
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: room in an apartment
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: a room close to faculty
Why?
Something comfortable and cheap for study
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
good
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