I am a sophomore engineering student, interested in studying abroad.
I am interested in Australia and England but do not know which one to go.
(I havent been to either country)
From what ive heard and seen, i like british culture, but don't like weather.
Is it THAT bad during fall-winter? Rain all the time and cloud everyday?
I like Australian nature and weather but don't like how they starts freakin early (july).
This would leave me nothing to do for that summer (because then the summer vacation would be too short, that i can't get a job or internship).
Any comment about study abroad in australia and england will be nice!
For Australia, I am considering the University of New South Wales.
For England, I am considering Queen Mary, University of London.
From what I have researched so far, UNSW is the top school in austraila
while Queen Mary is far from the top school in England.
I do not want my study-abroad uni to be super difficult (i am majoring in engineering already..;;). Right now at my university, I literally have to study everything until at least midnight. There aren't any weekend where I can completely relax. There aren't any weekday I can just chill. I really dont want that in my study-abroad.
Can anyone talk about those university in terms of difficulty/atmosphere?
Also btw, do graduate school and employer look at the transcript from study abroad schools? (credits are transferred therefore grades from abroad do not count into my overall GPA in my school)
Also I do like to study abroad for a year but most of student in my engineering school does only a semester because it's more feasible. (apparently very few engineering classes are approved by my school)
Any advice would be helpful.
(I heard studying abroad for a year is a lot better than just for a semester)