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Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) reviews

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Zsuzsanna
Modern Üzleti Tudományok Főiskolája, Tatabanya, Hungary
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I liked to live in an appartment so much. You are independent if you rent a flat or appartment.
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Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
At the Athlone AT in Ireland the students can live in rented houses, flats, or there are student villages with independent houses. In the student village where I lived, in each house there are four appartment, for 3 or 4 person. Everyone has own bedroom, bathroom for 2,and a livingroom. Other appartments have double rooms as well. There lived/live a lot of international and Irish student as well, so it was a great place to get to know new people, nationalities, cultures, languages, and of course to practise the English.
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Marta
Szkola Glowna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego, Warsaw, Poland
Manufacturing Sciences (including CAD, CAM, CAE), Graduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Very comfortable, close to school, oportunity to meet a lot of interesting people from different countries.
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It was interesting experience, different kulture and habits. Irish speak a little difficult english couse its a mix of dilects. Univirsity offers a lot of facilities like: socer, rugby, gym, volleyball, basketball etc. Possibility to choose a language course like: german, spanish, french, english. Lots of laboratories: Plastic lab, chemistry, robotic, computer labs. Lots of parties orgenized in University Bar.
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Peter
Modern Üzleti Tudományok Főiskolája, Tatabanya, Hungary
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Athlone is a typical Irish city in the middle of the island. The atmosphere of any places you go is amazing, you can feel the ancient Irish times in many places any time you enter. Personally I love Irish music and culture. I was also impressed by the fact of how proud the Irish are of their country. One thing I can surely recommend is the oldest pub in Ireland, in my host city Athlone, called Sean's pub.
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anonymous
Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu, Oulu, Finland
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
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At first I had problems to speak english and I was quite shy to speak it. And I didn't trust my skills. But after month or two I spoke it quite good and I wasn't nervous any more. And now I know that it's not so important to say right way things, more important thing is that I can communicate and I understand what people are saying to me.
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Jose
Universitat Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Biotechnology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
3.8/5
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: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I realized how low is the english level in Spain. At the beginning i had really problems to follow a normal conversation, but with the help of the university (by free english courses) and the social life I have acquired a level to talk fluently and to understand nearly all.
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Peter
Modern Üzleti Tudományok Főiskolája, Tatabanya, Hungary
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
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Travel, Overall, Housing, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
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
For me it was also a great opportunity of saving money. I started to work in September almost every day after school and the weekends. If somebody wants to finance his/her life there I think it is definetely possible, of course it depends on the effort you put in it.
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