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Åbo Akademi (ABO)

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Noel G
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Erasmus
Languages
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 the local language
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 the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
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Noel G
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
very good courses
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
none
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
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Noel G
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Cause finland is in general much more expensive than Sapin
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Overall, Housing, Nightlife, Food, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Noel G
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
I would have had more information from my home university about courses available in host university. I had to look for all the information for my own, most of it once i was in finland. Nule courses organitation in my home University.
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
1
Party / people
2
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Remember where you are going. Scandinavian culture is far different from others. If you want to make friends and to have a good time, stay in home. If you only want to stady, they have a wonderful and advanced university.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
2
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
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Noel G
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: private apartment
Why?
Cheaper. Located in city center.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Awful organitation. Student dormitories are 1 hour and a half far away walking from city center. It is not a student service, but a Business for TYS(organizers).
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Noel G
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Local people hardly have relation with others(even with finish people). You must organize everything for your own, and try to find friends. They wont go close to you.
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