University: University of California Riverside
Country: United States
Continent: North America
Field of study: business administration
Study type: semester abroad
University and courses
It should be a semester abroad in English-speaking countries, preferably America. After comparing course programs, I came across UC Riverside. The range of courses for my finance focus seemed to be the best. In principle, that was also true, but you have to remember that all the courses in the course catalog are only offered once a year, especially the core courses.
A look at http: //classes.ucr.edu/ can at least tell you when which course was offered in the past. Since I completed two terms there, I was always able to take exactly the courses I chose at the beginning of the semester.
The difficulty lies in the fact that the courses are usually fully booked. Normally you register for a course by having a form (available at the introductory event) signed by the professor and, in the case of business administration courses, also signed by the business administration dean (dean). Only the latter is not easy, because he does not sign if there is no space available. However, this is exactly what always happens. Take a look at classes.ur.edu again, almost every course was full and afterwards there are plenty of free places available. In addition, the professors usually like you, because we Germans are known as guarantors of performance. A professor (who once taught at the EBS Oestrich Winkel, by the way) offered me his help after asking twice whether I was finally registered. Ultimately, however, it had worked out over free places. However, if you depend on many fixed courses, say 6 in one term, you will find it difficult. Visit jibin123.com to get information about Semester Abroad In California State University Fullerton.
I took the following Business Ethics: a lot of work, book costs ~$200, only conditionally recommendable Investments, Speculative Markets: is mainly about options and associated strategies, very interesting, little effort, good grade safe, great course, book costs $140 portfolio management : also great course, good content, little effort, good grade for sure, no book required! Managerial Analysis: good course, quite interesting, content corresponded a lot (not all) to my introductory courses for
controlling and accounting, good grade for sure, effort ok, book costs $100
The Stock Market: good course, lectured a bit boringly, good grades likely, effort low, book costs $30 World history of the 20th century: no business course, but I need such a subject in Germany, was ok
As you can see, the costs for books are not to underestimate. I often bought the expensive ones from Amazon, mostly used, and always saved a bit. Amazon.com works perfectly with your amazon.de login.
In some cases, if you buy the books on campus, you can also sell them directly there for about 1/4 of the price. But you can also find used books there. If you are there for two terms, have the books with you and
stop by the store in the first days of the second term, look for students who are about to buy the book and you will get rid of your books from the last term immediately;-) (Hat worked great with ethics).
Another tip; if you are there for two terms, go to the professor and the dean as soon as the registration phase for the Americans for the next
term begins. At that time you can get into all courses without any problems.
I lived in the IV (International Village) for 7 months. You can see the dollar signs in people’s eyes no matter what it is. I paid $530 for 9 months, that’s the equivalent of almost 700 a month. But I liked living there. Not only Asians live there. 4 American women lived next to me. The advantage of the IV lies in the people who live there. You meet people from all over the world and have a lot to do with them. We Germans organized parties that the whole world came to, because word got around about the good parties. But you are also asked here, if you prefer cheaper and less value to contact, you are certainly good with another apartment to advise. Those who prefer cultural contact, like me, are in good hands at the IV. In addition, you can easily walk to the university and do not necessarily have to rely on a car. If you’re only there for one term, it’s best to rent one for the whole time, because then you’ll be out and about every weekend. Don’t drag it to the Extension Center. It’s cheaper, but nobody likes to sleep next to mold. Is really under all sow
and not an option.
I traveled to California with friends from Germany two weeks earlier and have seen a lot in that time. In general, I recommend renting a car directly at the airport because you need it anyway at the beginning and you also want to see a lot. I recommend the alamo, preferably with an international student ID card, then you get a decent discount (reserve from DE). Never use the pick-up service. Costs $23 more than Supershuttle that goes straight from the airport to the front door of wherever
you want to go.
I once bought a bike from Walmart for $80. After 2 weeks I had to repair the already worn brakes and another two weeks later it was stolen from me : / – only conditionally recommended. If you’re there in the fall, go to Santa Barbara on Helloween, but early (before 7pm) otherwise there’s no parking.
Bring black leather shoes to get into clubs. Alcohol (and often clubs) is 21+. Keep that in mind. Also, alcohol is banned on the street, fined $100 straight away. In Las Vegas, I recommend the Stratosphere Hotel, located at the beginning of Main Street, luxurious and affordable. I traveled very cheaply with British Aiways, 460 euros for both flights together if you book early. You can take English courses on site. They’re okay. You can easily drop the course again in the first 4 weeks. Register on Facebook;-) Have fun, it’s great there, I’d love to go back.