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Wilfried Laurier University (WLU)

43 reviews
4.19 / 5 based on 43 reviews
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Theresa
University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Wilfried Laurier University
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Because of the convinience factor. The opportunities were at my doorstep
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Overall, Travel, Nightlife, Food, Housing, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
The VIA rail- Canada's major train line gives student's a reduced rate of up to 40% with an STA card. If your visa allows it and you can manage it, work where possible it gives you an added opportunity to meet new people!
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Marlies
Fachhochschule Hof, Hof, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Wilfried Laurier University
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No. I had no negative experiences at all that could have been avoided by former information.
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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
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
They should ask national students to integrate exchange students.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
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
Go there and find out for yourself!
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Marlies
Fachhochschule Hof, Hof, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Wilfried Laurier University
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife, Activities: 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
There are a lot of nice pubs on campus site. The other university in town, the University of waterloo, is somewhat bigger than WLU and thus you shouldn't miss to go to their pubs as well. Best places to go (since they have also fair prices) are close to both campus sites.
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Nicolas
Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Wilfried Laurier University
4.7/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That Canada is really cold...
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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
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Excellent choice. The international exchange program really help for the integration.
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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
3
Final comments
You can have a cheep rail pass in order to travel across Canada from Quebec to Vancouver though the Rocky Mountains. It is a really beautiful trip.
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Nicolas
Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Wilfried Laurier University
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Off-camus residence
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Off-campus residence
Why?
It is good to be off-campus because you are more mixed with the canadian people and you don't have to live with first year students. The residence is a good choice because it has a convivial atmosphere.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
On campus, the housing seems pretty good though I have never lived there. the problem is that there are too many international students and first years there.
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Marlies
Fachhochschule Hof, Hof, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Wilfried Laurier University
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Food was somewhat more expensive especially if you ate other stuff than fast food. Within the same city calling someone was pretty cheap / almost for free. Travelling results in larger expenditures than in Germany since the distances you travel are in no relation of what we are used to. However, national flights therefore are less expensive than in Germany.
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Food, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Housing:
was the same price as 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
The system of tuition fees at the university seemed pretty complex. Until now I don't have a clue how they calculate it. I had to spend more on fees than I expected. Also books required for class are quite expensive. However there is good access to second hand books.
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