United States Business and Agriculture

United States Agriculture

Business The US economy is one of the best performing in the world. With a gross national income (GNI) of (2017) US $ 58,270 per resident and a gross domestic product (GDP) of (2016) US $ 18,561.9 billion, the USA generates by far the highest GDP of all OECD countries. However, the USA has lost its absolute superiority in world production and world trade compared to western Europe, China and…

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Study Abroad in University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis 6

For the Fall and Winter Quarter 08/09, I was enrolled in Agriculture Economics at UC Davis. I still remember my first day at the Extension Center very well. Most of the students were Asians, many came from South America and around 10 students from Europe. And at first I felt quite lost with my 178cm and blonde hair. Fortunately there was another German girl among the students who quickly became…

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Study Abroad in Boston University

Boston University 6

The application process: … is incredibly extensive and a lot of documents and evidence are required. The many forms are all provided by MicroEDU and you get valuable tips on how to apply. If you have any questions, you will be quickly helped – and there will be questions! The application also includes, for example, the TOEFL test, medical proof, financial proof, various certificates and various documents that have to…

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New York Overview

New York Overview

New York is one of the most famous American states, which of course is due to the city of New York City. It is not even the capital, but the largest city in the state. The most important destination for tourists, especially in summer, is Long Island, where you can relax on numerous beautiful beaches. But the Appalachians are also interesting for vacationers in New York, especially since there are some…

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Ohio Policy and Administration

Ohio Policy and Administration

The capital of Ohio is Columbus, located near the center of the state. Since 2007, the Governor is Ted Strickland. Ohio has 18 seats in the United States House of Representatives. The chief executive officer of Ohio is the governor. This is chosen by the electors of the state for a term of up to four years of duration. A given person can serve as governor as many times as…

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Study in University of California Santa Barbara (11)

Study in University of California Santa Barbara 11

At the beginning of 2013 I decided to do an exchange semester in America. After passing the TOEFL test, I applied to the University of California Santa Barbara through MicroEDU. All I needed to register was a TOEFL of 80 points. The university accepts international students on a first come first serve basis. In mid-April I got the confirmation and booked my flight in mid-May. Here I recommend booking a…

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Study in University of California Santa Barbara (10)

Study in University of California Santa Barbara 10

I did my exchange as a freemover at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as my home university is not a partner university of UCSB. The university is about 2 hours above Los Angeles, right by the sea. It is located in Goleta, a place approx. 20 minutes outside Santa Barbara and borders on the student village Isla Vista (IV). The university’s location right by the sea is unique and…

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Study in University of California Santa Barbara (9)

Study in University of California Santa Barbara 9

My name is Lukas and I studied a quarter at UCSB. To anticipate: I can only recommend everyone to study a quarter / semester at UCSB. With my experience report, I will go into a few points that might help you. Before departure: The best thing to do is to organize your semester abroad as early as possible. UCSB is extremely popular and the number of free places is limited.…

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Study in University of California Santa Barbara (8)

Study in University of California Santa Barbara 8

Planning and application Since the beginning of my bachelor’s degree, I had planned to integrate a semester abroad into my course of study. When choosing the university, the good professional reputation of the university and the central location in California were particularly important to me, which is why I ultimately decided on the University of California Santa Barbara. A good year before my departure, I started the specific planning. After…

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Study in University of California Santa Barbara (7)

Study in University of California Santa Barbara 7

Preparation of the study visit Application to UCSB I applied to the University of California Santa Barbara through MicroEDU in late January. I received my approval within a month. MicroEDU was found to be very helpful with the application. I can highly recommend the service thanks to precise instructions for the correct application and excellent telephone availability. Visa acquisition and travel information After being accepted by the University of California…

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Study in University of California Santa Barbara (6)

Study in University of California Santa Barbara 6

My decision for UCSB Having an already in bachelor semester abroad have graduated, it was clear for me to want to do another semester abroad as part of the master. Choosing the USA as a study location as a freemover is not cheap in view of the tuition fees, but if you decide to do so, it at least has the advantage of being able to choose between many universities.…

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Study in University of California Santa Barbara (5)

Study in University of California Santa Barbara 5

Preparation Applying via www.MicroEDU.com is very easy. You will be given free advice on formalities, visas, costs, etc. It is important that you apply very early, as the number of places at the university in the international program has been limited to 125 people. The application is practically purely formal; no one was rejected in our year. You should also take care of the visa relatively early, there are a…

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Study in University of California Santa Barbara (4)

Study in University of California Santa Barbara 4

Arrivals Before you arrive, you should have found somewhere to stay for the first few nights. Public transport is not very good, especially near the airport, and nearby hotels usually cost a lot and offer little. Since there are no hotels in the immediate vicinity of the university and Santa Barbara only has a small hostel, it is advisable to make contact with other foreign students from Germany. This way…

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Study in University of California Santa Barbara (3)

Study in University of California Santa Barbara 3

After you have received the approval from the UCSB, it is particularly time-consuming if you dedicate yourself to the visa. This takes a lot of time and patience, but when you have raised this, you will receive your long-awaited visa. In addition, you should definitely take care of an apartment beforehand. Many students I met on site were annoyed that they did not have an apartment available yet. Therefore it…

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Study in University of California Santa Barbara (2)

Study in University of California Santa Barbara 2

Preparations During my master’s degree I decided to do a semester abroad as a free mover in the USA. First of all, of course, I had to decide which university I would like to study at. The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) was recommended to me by professors because it is not just a party university (it is known for that), but also a pretty good university with an…

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Study in University of California Santa Barbara (1)

Study in University of California Santa Barbara 1

University of California San Diego, Fall Term 09/2011 – 12/2011 The University of California San Diego (UCSD) is located north of San Diego in the La Jolla district. The university is home to around 26,000 students. San Diego or UCSD is a very attractive place to study that I can recommend to everyone. I was enrolled at UCSD for a trimester in autumn 2011 as part of a so-called freemover…

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California State University, East Bay Reviews (11)

California State University, East Bay 11

My semester at CSUEB starts and ends earlier than the winter semester in Germany. That’s why I flew from Bremen to San Francisco on September 7th, 2016. I spent the first few days in a hostel to explore my new city. On September 12th we went to the CSUEB. I was very impressed with the size and location of the campus. The entire campus was on top of a mountain,…

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California State University, East Bay Reviews (10)

California State University, East Bay 10

Since I’ve always loved to travel and wanted to improve my language skills, it was a must for me to complete a semester abroad at the end of my studies. The choice fell on the USA relatively quickly, as I wanted to get to know the American way of life and the USA was recommended to me by some friends. They also recommended California State University East Bay (CSUEB) to…

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California State University, East Bay Reviews (9)

California State University, East Bay 9

Preparations Preparations for my semester abroad began in the spring of 2016. You shouldn’t be put off by the preparations. It is worth it! Even if the whole bureaucratic effort seems infinitely large at the beginning, it is not so bad afterwards. If you are planning to travel after your studies and fly back home from another airport, you should think about this when you make your booking. Unfortunately, the…

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California State University, East Bay Reviews (8)

California State University, East Bay 8

Meal plan Since I was often out and about and also had two lectures at noon, I decided on mealplan C (10 meals + 250 Flexdollar). Always had my muesli in the fridge and toast for when you were hungry. It was enough! If necessary, I paid with the Flexdollar (on the card, no cash payment) and bought an additional meal in the Convenient Store (drinks, snacks, hygiene items) or…

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California State University, East Bay Reviews (7)

California State University, East Bay 7

Course choice Now again to why we actually want to go to CSUEB! The studies! Unfortunately, choosing a course turned out to be more difficult than expected. Of course, you think about what you would like to prove. I recommend not to be too tight when doing this. Just get stuck in the right direction (Human Ressource Mgmt. Finance; Macroeconomics). You will find out what is possible when you orientate…

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California State University, East Bay Reviews (6)

California State University, East Bay 6

Hello, my name is Marlen and I had the great experience of studying at CSUEB in spring 2009. In my report, I only want to address the things that were completely new to me and that would have helped me know about them beforehand. BEARD The Bart is a public means of transport on rails 😉 Drives almost around the entire bay and in 40 minutes you drive from Hayward…

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California State University, East Bay Reviews (4)

California State University, East Bay 4

Course content The content in the course was good. I originally planned to take 3 subjects, but after a professor tried to ask questions on Facebook, I found it so ridiculous that I decided to only take 2 subjects. Especially when you’ve seen the students’ answers, most of which were only copied from Wikipedia. The other two subjects (International Marketing and Management for a Sustainable Society) were really good and…

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UCSB Review

UCSB Review

Hello, my name is Philipp and I study economics at the Münster University of Applied Sciences. Like almost every student nowadays, the question of whether you should do a semester abroad, but rather only WHERE. At the beginning of my studies, a sentence from our dean stuck in my mind. He said that nowadays, as a student, you no longer stand out when you’ve done a semester abroad, but rather…

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California State University, East Bay Reviews (3)

California State University, East Bay 3

The decision to spend a semester abroad was made for the last semester of my master’s degree, because by then I had already completed all the exams and I could fully concentrate on studying abroad. In addition, I didn’t have the hassle of having to take courses that would bring me credits, instead I was free to choose. Another big advantage was that I had a couple of weeks to…

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UCSD Review

UCSD Review

Preparation So, I’ll try to get a good picture of how my semester abroad went, because these experience reports helped me a lot at the time. As many have already written here, the preparation was the worst and most exhausting part of the semester abroad. Especially if your university hardly helps you with the preparation. I started dealing with the choice of a country and then a city extremely early,…

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California State University, East Bay Reviews (2)

California State University, East Bay 2

Something before off Even if some of the points in my experience report should sound a bit negative, the semester abroad was totally worth it. I had a great time, met nice people and hopefully broadened my horizons a bit. Thanks to MicroEDU, the entire application process is relatively simple and doesn’t really require much effort. You just have to get in touch with MicroEDU, choose a suitable university and…

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California State University, East Bay Reviews (1)

California State University, East Bay 1

Preparation The preparations take a lot of time and organizational skills. Since I only received the final approval from CSUEB in mid-January and left for California two months later, this time was already quite stressful and time-consuming. Collage Contact can be reached here at any time and offers some tips. First of all, the visa must be applied for and “picked up” at the American embassy. Both the filling out…

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