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Åbo Akademi (ABO)

Abo Akademi University, Domkyrkotorget 3, 20500 Turku, Finland
4.34 / 5 based on 90 reviews.
Description:
Åbo Akademi University is a comprehensive research university with seven faculties spread over three campuses; Åbo, Vasa and Jakobstad. Research and teaching activities may be found in humanities, natural sciences, political sciences, chemical engineering, business and administration, theology, education and teachers training as well as social and caring sciences. About 5 500 students perform their studies in our university. Some 1 000 students have a Finnish school background, but they have chosen to do their studies in Swedish in order to become perfectly bilingual. Close to 300 foreign students from 25 different countries visit our university every year and a large part of them stays h... Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
90% of students recommend
90 reviews
Housing
4.5/5
All experiences (90)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (48)
Academic
4.2/5
4 stars (36)
Languages
4.7/5
3 stars (6)
Expenses
3.8/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.6/5
1 star (0)
as for me, studying abroad was an unforgettable experience, including akademik experience, student's life(!),international communication,almost haven't any problems regarding living costs(had good scholarship) Read Review
akorolev, Russia

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Review by Anastasiya, Perm State University, Perm, Russia
Law, International, Tempus
HOUSING    
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? closer to the university,to the center of the city,therefore no problems with buses,communication, student parties
Personal comments:
In general, it is rather well organized
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STUDENT LIFE    
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
The best night club-Prima Best canteen-Machiavelli canteen in Educarium Don't miss illegal pubs ant international students parties
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ACADEMIC    
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
It´s better to choose courses that give more credits , then you'll have more free time



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
none

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Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
english language is really one of international communication, you don't need to learn the local language,in most situations you can cope with the help of English. i had no problems with language at all
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EXPENSES    
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Because the cost of life is higher in Finland
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
no
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OVERALL    
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
More information about housing, then i would choose living in the student village,about the courses
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
the university is very good, interesting courses, experienced teachers, good internet and library resourses



FINAL COMMENTS

as for me, studying abroad was an unforgettable experience, including akademik experience, student's life(!),international communication,almost haven't any problems regarding living costs(had good scholarship)
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