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University of Wales Swansea

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anonymous
Ripon College, Ripon, Estados Unidos
Comunicación y Ciencias de la Información, Grado, Acuerdo de universidad
Vida estudiantil
Cómo es la ciudad de destino:
Los estudiantes se relacionan tanto con la comunidad local como con otros estudiantes
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Viajar: Principalmente fuera de la universidad y de los estudiantes
Vida nocturna, Actividades: Tanto en el entorno universitario como fuera
Experiencia de vida social
Actividades
Vida nocturna
Viajes
Valoración global
Comentario personal
I enjoyed many places in Wales, and the UK as a whole. For outdoors and other scenic interests, I loved the Gower peninsula and the Botanic Gardens. There is also a resort town, not far from Swansea, called Tenby, which is a great place to spend a relaxing weekend. There are a lot of clubs in Swansea, but my friends and I preferred the pubs. Although dancing all night can be fun every once and a while, we liked pubs, especially the Orange House more, because we were able to hang out, talk and meet new people. Swansea had a lot of interesting cultural events and festivals, most taking place in the city centre. The best way to find out about those events was to keep an eye open for flyers and posters around campus, they were usually well advertised. I also took a yoga class in Swansea and took an aromatherapy course at the Gardens, both were unique and a lot of fun. The university itself offered an array of events and activities. We enjoyed going to comedy acts and magic shows, and had the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs and organizations. The school also sponsored all-inclusive and therefore inexpensive trips to places like Holland and France.
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anonymous
Ripon College, Ripon, Estados Unidos
Comunicación y Ciencias de la Información, Grado, Acuerdo de universidad
Alojamiento
Tipo de alojamiento: Habitación de intercambio
Organizado por: Universidad de intercambio
Si volviera, eligiría: En el campus
¿Por qué?
At Swansea I lived in a castle annex which was about ten miles from the university and another ten from the town centre. Transportation was available by bus from the annex into both the campus and town, but it was very unreliable. If I were to go back, I would choose to live on campus because that is where I spent most of my time and the transportation from campus to the city centre ran more regularly.
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Evaluación personal
Gastos
Instalaciones
Ubicación
Limpieza
Espacio
Comentario personal
Overall, the housing I lived in was inhabitable. I was provided with the essentials I needed for dormitory life. However, because of the remote location, it was difficult to get to the university and into the town centre, so I felt a bit isolated, although I did take the opportunity to rent a bike on a few occasions so that I could get around more efficiently. Living in the castle annex was inexpensive, especially considering that the cost included a meal plan. However, the food provided at the school was below par and I felt that my dietary needs were not met because of the lack of fruits, vegetables and other fresh foods. Because I was buying my own food at the market and preparing my meals, rather than eating the school's, I was spending more money than I had originally intended. I set up two meetings with the head master of the annex, both times requesting to be taken off of the meal plan for the aforementioned reasons and was denied my request.
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anonymous
Ripon College, Ripon, Estados Unidos
Comunicación y Ciencias de la Información, Grado, Acuerdo de universidad
Gastos
Fuente de financiación principal:
Familia
Otras fuentes de financiación:
Ahorro personal
Oportunidades de trabajo:
No intenté trabajar
Costumbres personales de gasto
Everything was basically priced the same as at home so I was able to keep the budget I used at my home university. The only time that I went over budget a little was when I traveled.
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Viajar:
Más caro que en casa.
Vida nocturna, General, Teléfono, Comida, Alojamiento:
Igual de caro que en casa.
Disponibilidad de material estudiantil
Libros de segunda mano
Enseres de segunda mano
Ordenadores / internet
Administrativo
Dinero de casa
Comentario personal
ninguno
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anonymous
Ripon College, Ripon, Estados Unidos
Comunicación y Ciencias de la Información, Grado, Acuerdo de universidad
Estudios
Recomendaciones de cursos
Courses in Swansea were much more lecture-based than the courses I took at my home institution. This took some adjusting. However, I found that in my American Studies and psychology courses, the professors were interesting and very well informed, so it was nice to listen to their lessons and theories. I also found it very illuminating to take their American Studies courses because they take information that I thought I knew, both inside and out, and turned it on its head by offering new perspectives and ideas that I hadn't considered.
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Mi experiencia académica
Calidad de los cursos
Variedad de los cursos
Acceso a recursos
Interacción con profesores
Interacción con estudiantes internacionales
Interacción con estudiantes locales
Comentario personal
The one thing I really didn't enjoy about the courses at Swansea was that most of them based your grade for the entire semester on one giant exam that was given at the end of the term. Over the course of my 15 years of formal education I had always been evaluated in my classes on a periodic basis, so I was not as prepared as I could have been at Swansea to demonstrate everything I had learned by taking only one test.
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Mi opinión de los sistemas de evaluación
Exámenes a final de curso
Exámenes a lo largo del curso
Trabajos y proyectos al final del curso
Trabajos y proyectos a lo largo del curso
Valoración global
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anonymous
Ripon College, Ripon, Estados Unidos
Comunicación y Ciencias de la Información, Grado, Acuerdo de universidad
Valoración global
Si lo hubiera sabido...
Seasonal affective disorder is a real phenomenon.
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En mi opinión:
Me gustó pero no necesariamente a todo el mundo.
Factores imporantes para mi elección
(1) Sin importancia – (4) Muy importante
Razones académicas
3
Cultura
4
Gastos
3
Actividades
3
Vida universitaria
3
Vida social y fiesta
3
Clima y ubicación
3
Recomendación personal
It is a good place to study if you are independent and will make the effort to travel and learn lessons that are not taught in the classroom.
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Durante mi experiencia en el extranjero...
(1) Nunca – (4) Mucho
Me familiaricé con otra cultura
4
Viajé
4
Mejoré mis idiomas
2
Conocí gente de otros países
4
Me hice más autónomo
4
Me lo pasé bien de fiesta
3
Me cambió la vida
3
Avancé en mis estudios y mi carrera
2
Comentarios finales
Make international travel plans in advance, but also look for last minute flights between European countries because there are some great deals to be found. Be willing to take chances, go to a city where you don’t have a reservation and take a risk that you will find lodging – it’s important to keep your sense of humor on this one. Try new things that are related to the culture of the country where you are studying and keep an open mind!
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anonymous
Ripon College, Ripon, Estados Unidos
Comunicación y Ciencias de la Información, Grado, Acuerdo de universidad
Idiomas
Langue d: Inglés
¿Fue aprender Inglés fue un factor importante de elección?
No, no lo fue.
Dificultades de idioma
Social
Educatives
Administrativas
Valoración global
Comentario personal
Communication was unexpectedly halted after I had been in Wales only five days, due to the events of September 11. But, looking beyond that, communicaton was fairly effective at Swansea. We were able to learn a little Welsh and, more over, were able to get a sense of the tones and accents of our fellow Welsh, English, Scottish and Irish students.
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