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Universidad de La Habana

Universidad de La Habana, Havana, Cuba
4.18 / 5 based on 42 reviews.

Programmes
Accreditations
60% of students recommend
42 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (42)
Student life
4.3/5
5 stars (18)
Academic
4.3/5
4 stars (18)
Languages
4.3/5
3 stars (6)
Expenses
4.5/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.3/5
1 star (0)
never travel alone. never have your passport on you. say you're Canadian, not American. Read Review
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Review by Maria, Semester at Sea (University of Pittsburgh), Pittsburgh, United States
Law, Independent
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: On board
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why? I made friends with the students and locals. My housing was very far from where they would go/hang-out.
Personal comments:
There is politcal/class tension. It is best to be aware and respectful.
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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
Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
You really need to make friends with students and locals. I don't think there were names to these places.
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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:
Were not that good. I left and met with the other students instead.



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:
The real experience is intangible.

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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: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish 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 Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
immersion makes you learn faster than you thought.
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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:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
The university expenses were 4x than at home.
Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Travel, Nightlife: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
use $1 bills only.
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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...
Urban legends pertinent to the 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:
the treasure are the people!



FINAL COMMENTS

never travel alone. never have your passport on you. say you're Canadian, not American.
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