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Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)

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3.72 / 5 based on 85 reviews
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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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Jose
Universitat Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Biotechnology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Life in irlenad is more expensive than in Spain.
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Food, Travel, Housing, Overall, Telephone, Nightlife:
was more 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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Jose
Universitat Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Biotechnology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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
Overall
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Jose
Universitat Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Biotechnology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
3.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nothing special
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
The level of the studies are quite low compared with another universities, but you can lear as much as you want because the teachers are always available to you
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
The roads in ireland, and the public transport are caotic. It's better to rent a car if you want to travel. You can find a lot of beautiful places, with castles, nice pubs, and all the things that characterize ireland
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Jose
Universitat Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Biotechnology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
There are a lots of pub with in live music, like in the whole ireland
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Jose
Universitat Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Biotechnology, 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?
You have more freedom
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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