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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)
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Universidad de La Habana review by Methilde

Review by Methilde, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Medicine, 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 campus
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? privacy
Personal comments:
none
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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 interact with the local community without much university involvement
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
none
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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 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: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
Spanish spoken is mainly all slang and takes a while to adapt, but the process is accelerated by being around the locals most of the time.
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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:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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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 about culture, economic/political situation
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:
go for no more than 1 year



FINAL COMMENTS

american dollars no longer accepted, bring only euros, credit card, no travellor's cheques (they complicate things with those), bring simple gifts (soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, gum, clothes) with you, to give away
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