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Michael M
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance<br> Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Food depends on what you eat. Fast food is a lot cheaper but quality food a lot more expensive. I did not use my cell phone over there as the cell phone function is replaced by MSN. And for all other calls I used Skypeout (Function in skype where you can call wireline phones very cheap, u only need internet and a headset) Housing is around 500 CAD/month. Nightlife: A beer is around 4-4,5 CAD, order pitcher for 13 CAD. Cheapest is to take a car with several people. Fuel is very cheap compared to europe. Pay attention where the US highways collect toll. Internet is around 30$/months
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Housing, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Travel, Telephone, Food:
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
Don't expecet too much from canadian banking services. They take money for using banking cards and don't provide real online banking. You won't need a bank account there if you have a credit card and a banking card with maestro. Always withdraw great amounts (600CAD) to keep transaction costs low. University material (Case and Textbooks)is expensive like hell, but you cannot do anything about it as they are produced for you personally. Don't buy stuff in variety stores, they are also very expensive. If you smoke, buy cigarets on trips to the us they are cheaper and much better (1 Package Canadian ones are 7,25CAD)
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Walter B
Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
no, all that has happened is just a part of the experience
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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
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
highly recommended, good quality of courses and well structured for internationals
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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
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
go out with the international student group, see Niagara falls, Toronto, go to New York, visit the national parks
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anonymous
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
more information about the courses, way of teaching
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
all in all very good, should provide more theoretical aspects in their teaching.
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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
2
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
It is a great opportunity to travel Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec and also the East-Coast of the US.
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Michael M
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel, Activities, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Activities: Ask the HBAA exchange coordinators for everything (especially setting up intramural sport teams) Nightlife: Everything is on or near richmond street. Specials: Monday: Martini Bar Tuesday: Molly Blooms Wednesday: Jim Bobs Thursday: Jacks or Phoenix Friday: GT's or Phoenix Saturday: Jacks Others: TJ Baxters, Barney's, Ceeps, Richmond Tavern, Salt Lounge, Poacher's Arms, Brass Door, Call the office. And don't forget Stobies Pizza afterwards. Travel: Cheapest and most flexible way is to take 5 people and rent a full size car (minivans only for people older than 25) Chicago is 7 hours drive, New york 9 hours, Toronot 2 hours, Montreal 8 hours, Quebec 10,5 hours, Ottawa 8 hours. Take your time and see as much as possible! All in all: It is amazing! Enjoy!
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Christophorus L
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
that the time really goes by so fast.
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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
1
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It's a very high quality university and if you want and show some effort you can learn a lot. If you expect your exchange-term to be a "party-term" this is definitely the wrong 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
For me it was the ultimative highlight of my student career. The university is exactly that type of university I always dreamed to study on. In addition, London(ON) is the perfect place to start travelling. Amazing Cities like New York, Chicago, Toronto and Montreal are within reach!
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avalcu
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
More information about introduction week
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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
2
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Arrange with accomodation for exchange students - free of charge!
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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
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Make sure to go to Toronto as often as possible.
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