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Mizike



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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr_Moustache wrote:
I think the main reason is just the ability to study abroad. Besides that, exchange students would also be counted in those 10?. the UvA alone has like close to ten partner universities in the US, and six or so in Canada. I mean, for us the US is kinda a big deal, since the image of it has been conveyed to us from birth by all the movies, tv-shows etc.

Also, student work ethics here are different: we don't look at grades that much, gpa, honors titles etc. If you get a C then it is fine; a lot more emphasis is placed on extracurricular activities such as commissions, a board of a student association, newspapers, internships, jobs. Competition in regular universities is pretty meek, besides business and law.


Exchange students would only be counted among the undergrads, of which there are 4.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean relative to the number of European students and in comparison to students sent to non-US universities outside of their own country.

But you're right in saying there are plenty in absolute numbers.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:

But yeah... pick the right field... should've thought of that before I did this four year degree thing!


I'm pretty sure the "right field" switches fairly often.
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mizike wrote:
I'd also be very comfortable saying that there are more (that is, a higher percentage of) Europeans studying in the US than Youessians studying in Europe, but I suspect that might be due to cultural factors as much as anything.


Not so sure about that, I know quite a few youessians who've come here to study. No-one I know has gone off to the US to study*




* One guy did half a year at carnegie mellon, but that was phd stuff
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without paying for the Open Doors data at home, I can't find conclusive numbers -- you may be right. A brief overview of their 2010 data shows more Youessians in Europe than Europeans in America. However, it also shows that more than half of US students studying abroad (worldwide, not just in Europe) are studying in short-term (less than one academic term) programs -- that is to say, language study-type programs.

There is no such breakdown of Euros in the US in the free data.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeD CHiKn wrote:
Dogen wrote:

But yeah... pick the right field... should've thought of that before I did this four year degree thing!


I'm pretty sure the "right field" switches fairly often.


about every 4 years, i believe.
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