Universities in N. America

dfkt

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I'm thinking of doing a student exchange to the states next year, to any college/uni of my choice for my second year. Does anybody have any recommendations for film and media? And also perhaps ones that would be easier to get in for your average student. I have 10 options, and I don't want to waste them on too prestigious colleges that I won't get accepted on.
 

FrothingLuck

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NYU has good film program.

Locally in Florida is UCF (which is great for storytelling) and then of course there's Full Sail (which is great if you want to play with the latest and greatest in the Film industry). Valencia has a direct transfer program. Also feel the need to plug Palm BeachState College since I work and attend there too.
 

SgtSpike

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Well, I have to recommend the University of Oregon, just because it is awesome. :p I have no idea if they even have a film program there though, but they are very open to international students. Lots of scholarships, etc available for foreigners. I believe tuition is around $20k/year for anyone out-of-state, but I do not know if that also applies to people out-of-country.
 

FrothingLuck

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Well, I have to recommend the University of Oregon, just because it is awesome. :p I have no idea if they even have a film program there though, but they are very open to international students. Lots of scholarships, etc available for foreigners. I believe tuition is around $20k/year for anyone out-of-state, but I do not know if that also applies to people out-of-country.
The college that is in Portland has an AWESOME film program. I've heard nothing but good things from it.
 

dfkt

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All of those are unfortunately unavailable to me, Willamette Uni in Salem is available, but not the state one. I should have mentioned I can't choose "any" I have a large list and I was hoping someone would name one on there. California is pretty much a no go. I've looked through and chosen 7 that I'm thinking of including; Wilmington (N. Carolina), N. Car. School of Arts, Beloit College, Maryville College, Northern Arizona, Western Carolina and Vermont, I still have 3 options left.
 

Marine05

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hrm, no california? thats getting rid of a few good schools. For some reason Film schools are big there.
I woulda suggested USC. Good school in a great area. you can't beat southern California.
 

dfkt

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Cali isn't entirely gone, there's a "fair" chance of getting into Chapman, still looking through the list.
 

dfkt

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Accommodation will be arranged for me by the exchange charity, so that isn't important. I'm looking at crime rates, I forgot you nut-cases carry guns and shoot up your classmates before you kill yourselves. Scary thought, I might just go to Vermont!
 

PD400

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Bah! Only on weekends.

If you want to avoid crime rates, stay away from the coasts. Highest crime rates seem to be around there, but I could be wrong.
 

Marine05

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Where in vermont? lol kids up there get bored since there isn't much else around and find other ways to stay entertained. Been to some crazy partys at New England colleges. Since its mostly woods/rural, the college towns populate with mostly young people under 28, without many permanent residents, and without many things to do, especially in the colder months, partys can get kinda crazy.
Don't let me scare you away, its not really that bad. You just need to make sure your concentrating on the school work and not getting involved with a bad crowd and you'll be fine. You really don't need to worry about crime too much as long as you stay out of bad areas. Just ask around when you first arrive, you will learn where to avoid. Every place in the world has its bad neighborhoods. Its really not as bad as people make it out to be here in the states.
 

dfkt

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Haha I can play Minecraft on weekends. Vermont uni in Burlington, I'm not too frightened, I just don't wanna die and America has bore some of the worlds most prolific serial killers and deathly school shootings which makes me a bit sad to think about. Thinking of that and North Carolina, Oregon or North Arizona so far, they don't seem that rough. It's hard finding related courses that I'm actually allowed on. I'll take heed of your advice Marine.
 
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