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Aarhus Universitet (UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS)

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4.06 / 5 based on 130 reviews
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Gordon
University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Archaeology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Aarhus Universitet
2.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Danish
Was learning Danish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Danish
How much did you improve your Danish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I (and many other foreign students) found Danish extremely difficuly - partly because of the lack of pre-travel classes (I used tapes) but mainly a) the sounds of the language b) the very real difference between written and spoken Danish. The month-long intensive course was excellent (& incredibly demanding) but insufficient. Loved Denmark, liked the Danes, hated the *@! language!
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Gordon
University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Archaeology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Aarhus Universitet
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Everything in Denmark (inc. services) attracts VAT-like tax of 17%...........
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Overall, Food, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Nightlife, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Denmark (Scandinavia) generally more expensive, especially books. BRING expensive items with you, especially BOOKS. Be prepared to spend more or do without!
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Gordon
University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Archaeology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Aarhus Universitet
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Most foreign students attend English-language courses (partly because Danish is sooooooooo difficult to learn).
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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
Core part of Uni very geared-up to foreign students, other parts much less so.
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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
Overall
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Gordon
University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Archaeology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Aarhus Universitet
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Cost andlanguage
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
2
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Excellent. International Secretariat (Uni Dept) & International Student Centre (independent-despite-being-officially-funded)wonderfully supportive. The cooments I heard were all positive - even the bad times were good!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Arhus is very much a student city with vibrant night-life, sea, beach & woods. Danes & foreign students generally got on. Foreign students tended to be 'cluiqy' so I experienced Spanish/Italian/US/Japanese etc culture as much as Danish. Bring money & BOOKS & try to learn some Danish before you arrive.
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Gordon
University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Archaeology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Aarhus Universitet
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
I'm a (very!) mature student - the 'pick your birthdate' section leaves me 4 years too young! - so I'm not sure I can help. Everyone raved about the excellent city night-life & the Hall-based parties.
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Gordon
University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Archaeology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Aarhus Universitet
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Hall of Residence
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Because of a booking error, I spent one month in an on-campus Hall of Residence exclusively for foreign students,6 months in an on-outskirts-of-town Hall occupied mainly by Danish students in a small complex of such Halls, then 4 months back in the original Hall. Occupants were fine both times, but it's Location,Location,Location!
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Very wide variety of type & location, well-organised for foreign students by International Secretariat Accom. officer. Very helpful.
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