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supergoo

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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2007 04:11      Profile for supergoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Would anyone recommend going to a particular non-U.S. univeristy for a semester? I want to study abroad, but I'm just not sure where.

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YES. Australia was popular at my Uni for people who didn't want to bother with foreign laguages. I would recomend somewhere where you must learn a new language. Bordeaux, Berlin, (to hang with skylar), tokio. Go for it.

If you want to learn why german engineers make such good things may I suggest somewhere in Germany or switzerland. The ETH is an exceptional school for engineers (Albert einstein is alumnus).

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Don't forget the world class insitutions that are British universities! (or so we're told... [ohwell] )
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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2007 05:35      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Edinburgh is lovely. There was even a GC moot a few years back, although most of the attendees are now mostly lurking or departed.

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I tried studying a broad once.....but then she got a restraining order against me.
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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
I tried studying a broad once...

So, you were trying to get abreast of things?

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I say, if you are getting good grades right now then go for it.

Europe and Australia seem like popular places to study. But don't forget about Canada - BC and Ontario have excellent Universities for whatever you want as well.

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Icon 1 posted November 15, 2007 17:32      Profile for supergoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I kind of want to go to a non-English speaking country. I'm somewhat proficient in Spanish--not quite fluent right now, but I think I could pick it up very easily if I lived in a Spanish-speaking country.

My school has a direct exchange program with Universidad Católica in Chile, I'm thinking it might be interesting to go there and take literature/philosophy courses in Spanish. Has anyone been to Santiago before?

If that plan doesn't work, I'm still thinking about going to Australia, England, Scotland, etc...

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What about Russia? Moscow State University is an excellent school, I'm sure you'll have a great time there. Or, better yet, hop on a plane to Australia - that place is well-known for its beaches, sharks and star-counting light saber owners [Razz]
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@zesovietrussian.. don't forget the killer dropbears ;P
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Mexico City is a pretty neat place. And you are always welcome in Canada Goo!
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Well, the University of the Andes would welcome you. It's a neat place, the best private university in Colombia.
Check their website: UniAndes
if you prefer it in English: English Site (The side is somewhat outdated)

PS: I'm studying there. I just can't stop loving my uni [Happytears]

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quote:
Originally posted by iWanToUseaMac:
Well, the University of the Andes would welcome you. It's a neat place, the best private university in Colombia.
Check their website: UniAndes
if you prefer it in English: English Site (The side is some what putdated)

PS: I'm studying there. I just can't stop loving my uni [Happytears]

Looks great for someone who can speak some Spanish and wants to learn engineering.

I have read somethings that Bogatà is one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Is that just a different part of town that everyone knows not to go to?

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Icon 1 posted November 19, 2007 08:35      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
(...) And you are always welcome in Canada Goo!

Sure! And there's even places in Canada where people don't speak English! (Kinda...) [crazy]

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quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
quote:
Originally posted by iWanToUseaMac:
Well, the University of the Andes would welcome you. It's a neat place, the best private university in Colombia.
Check their website: UniAndes
if you prefer it in English: English Site (The side is some what putdated)

PS: I'm studying there. I just can't stop loving my uni [Happytears]

Looks great for someone who can speak some Spanish and wants to learn engineering.

I have read somethings that Bogatà is one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Is that just a different part of town that everyone knows not to go to?

Thanks for the advice Ashitaka, I'll never visit Bogatà in my life. Fortunately Bogotá is a very safe place, since the late 90's. Plus, the University has a police station annexed and private vigilance in all the area.

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quote:
Originally posted by iWanToUseaMac:
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
quote:
Originally posted by iWanToUseaMac:
Well, the University of the Andes would welcome you. It's a neat place, the best private university in Colombia.
Check their website: UniAndes
if you prefer it in English: English Site (The side is some what putdated)

PS: I'm studying there. I just can't stop loving my uni [Happytears]

Looks great for someone who can speak some Spanish and wants to learn engineering.

I have read somethings that Bogatà is one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Is that just a different part of town that everyone knows not to go to?

Thanks for the advice Ashitaka, I'll never visit Bogatà in my life. Fortunately Bogotá is a very safe place, since the late 90's. Plus, the University has a police station annexed and private vigilance in all the area.
Sorry, I have a french keyboard with a à and not a spanish one with a á.

Sorry about saying your beloved home is dangerous. I am just grossly misinformed. I read a magazine article last week about Bogata Entitled " The Most Dangerous City in the World" with pictutres and stories to make people never want to go there. But it is a swiss magazine, what do they know, they have pprobably never been there.

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I don't know if the credit hours are important to you, but if they are make sure your current school will apply the school abroad's hours toward graduation.
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I studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain, and I tell ya, it still remains the best experiance of my life and that was a long time ago!

I don't know if I should be proud of that, or depressed. Jesus, I need to get a life!

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Ashitaka, from the little German I know, I guess the article is right the "Cartucho Street" used to be a very dangerous place, but with the administration of Mayor Peñalosa a few years ago
it became from this
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to this
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The Third Millenium Park.
Bogotá is changing. And quickly.

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