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Larenstein

Internationale Agrarische Hogeschool Larenstein, Postbus 9001, 6880 Gb Velp, THE Netherlands, Arnhem
4.38 / 5 based on 24 reviews.

Programmes
Accreditations
85% of students recommend
24 reviews
Housing
4.4/5
All experiences (24)
Student life
4.7/5
5 stars (18)
Academic
4.7/5
4 stars (6)
Languages
4.1/5
3 stars (0)
Expenses
4.1/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.7/5
1 star (0)
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Larenstein review by Aleydac

Review by Aleydac, Universidad Nacional, Bogota, Colombia
Agricultural Economics, Nuffic
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: A room exchange
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? It is more confortable and make people feel more at home
Personal comments:
It miss some important points for the comfor of the students, as internet and a meeting please were people can exchange with others
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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: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
i miss a lot the social life in deventer, my favorite pub is "de joffer" and i went with all my friends there.
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ACADEMIC       3.5 / 5
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:
My program was new and still needed some organization.



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:
mi program needed more coordination and attemption

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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?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
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:
It was difficult because there were many kinds of english, specially the african english, but with the time i could understand and enjoy the differences.
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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:
Nuffic
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
becuase Europe is much more expensive than Colombia
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
control the trips and nigth life.
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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...
tha i was not going to study with people from the host country.
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.



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:
Put more atention to the new courses



FINAL COMMENTS

Be open mind!!!
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