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Vxj Universitet

Vxj University, 351 95 Vxj, Sweden, Vaxjo
4.15 / 5 based on 492 reviews.
Description:
Vxj University, the second largest university in southern Sweden with more than 10,000 students, is well known for its strong international profile. Student and faculty exchange involve a number of universities all over the world, especially through active participation in various student exchange programmes NORDPLUS, SOCRATES/ERASMUS, ISEP as well as through bilateral university agreements.Our commitment to international relations is demonstrated by our many world-wide contacts and partnerships. Our university co-operation extends to more than 30 count... Read more


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91% of students recommend
492 reviews
Housing
4.3/5
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Student life
4.5/5
5 stars (204)
Academic
4.2/5
4 stars (228)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (54)
Expenses
3.3/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
The only thing that you might not like, is the time away from your family and that you get a bit homesick. That varies from person to person and will always happen to some extend in an international experience. Please do not let that be a reason for not going. Most of the time, you do not even have the time to think about that. Your agenda will be very full with loads of wonderful international activities. The time I was there, for example, every nationality threw a party in which you'll have... Read Review
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Review by Sven, Inholland University Alkmaar, Alkmaar, Netherlands
International Relations, Erasmus
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? I lived together with two French students and one Spanish student. Living together with people of two different kinds of cultural backgrounds is such a great experience. Next to that, you'll make friends for life.
Personal comments:
Vxj Universitet is very well organised. It has its own housing officer. She is a wonderful person that does a real good job at finding housing for international students. International students will live off campus, but that is not a problem, because you live together with other international students. And your neighbours and your neighbours neighbours will be international students too. If you are willing to study at Vxj Universitet, housing is no problem whatsoever.
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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: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
On campus there are two clubs to go to. And they are great! Off campus there is one more studentpub. A lot of international students go there, because they live so close to it. Next to that, you have your regular clubs and bars in Vxj. It's not a very big town (75.000 inhab.), but there are a handful of nice clubs/bars to go to. The university is very active in organising parties and events (among which a visit to Stockholm) for international students, so you will not be bored.
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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:
You'll be working together with other international students and this is a challenge. People from different cultural backgrounds have different approaches to working on a project, but it is a great way of working and gaining experience in working together with students. Your English is going to improve as well. You will not have a lot of hours in classrooms, but the projects take time. You will have plenty of time to travel or go out.



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:
I can only say that I find Vxj Universitet doing a wonderful job. Please let them keep up the good work.

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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 Swedish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Swedish
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your Swedish?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Personal comments:
The language of introduction is English. Since I have successfully finished a placement in the UK, I did not have any difficulty with that. There is a course Swedish for Beginners, which I followed. That is a very nice way of mastering the basic knowledge of the Swedish language.
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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:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
The supermarkets in Sweden are more expensive than in Holland. Therefore you will definitly need about 2000 swedish crowns (about 230 euro's) per month to eat. In Holland I still lived with my parents so I did not have any expenses in that field. But in Sweden you will pay about 1000-1400 euro's (depends on the kind of residence you're staying in) for the entire stay. So that is about 250-350 euro's per month. You have to pay this money in two terms: In March and in May. There is a different arrangement if you are from the US.
Food, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Nightlife, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
There were no financial surprises for me, because on beforehand, Vxj Universtet will send you a booklet with valuable information. They also give an indication of how much money the experience will cost you alltogether.
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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...
As mentioned earlier, Vxj Universitet informs you very well on beforehand of what to expect. There is hardly anything to worry about. the University is always willing to help you. They even put very much effort in knowing you personally.
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:
If you want to experience a very very very international (350 international students per semester) and kind environment, not afraid of the weather (it's kind of cold sometimes. I suggest to go from jan-jun. Aug-Dec could be a bit depressing because of the darkness in the weather), and fond of meeting new people and willing to have an active and wonderful time, Vxj University is the place for you!!



FINAL COMMENTS

The only thing that you might not like, is the time away from your family and that you get a bit homesick. That varies from person to person and will always happen to some extend in an international experience. Please do not let that be a reason for not going. Most of the time, you do not even have the time to think about that. Your agenda will be very full with loads of wonderful international activities. The time I was there, for example, every nationality threw a party in which you'll have lots of fun and learn so much about their culture simultaneously.
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