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Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)

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3.72 / 5 based on 85 reviews
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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
Personal comments
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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anonymous
Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu, Oulu, Finland
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Telephone: I didn't call to home cause I used email and all friends here lived so near that I didn't have to use phone. I travelled lot in here and I had quite active nightlife. But before I came here I knew it already that I'm going to travel a lot. Place where I lived is very expensive and electricity here is very expensive also.
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Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as 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
In the pub I spent so much money before christmas. So if you want to save money don't go every time when others are going. I did it :(
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anonymous
Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu, Oulu, Finland
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
0.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Programming with c++ course was very good and also data communication & computer networks. I wouldn't recommend multimedia cause you only have to do webpage and little bit Java.
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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
First they said to us that we have to do whole Diploma, but I had alreaydy done mathematics and hardware studies so I have to choose other subjects. And it's was quite haed to do, because at first they didn't let us to do so. SO my suggest to improve this system is that you could choose any subjects what are good to you then you don't have to do twice same things.
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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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anonymous
Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu, Oulu, Finland
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
More details what courses includes. So I would have taken some finnish material with me.
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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
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Teacher are good and I liked to study here.
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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
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Athlone is quite small town so we travelled a lot. Aran Islands and Cliffs of mohair are very beautiful places to see. And cities I most liked Galway, it's not very big city but it is very beautiful.
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anonymous
Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu, Oulu, Finland
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
0.0/5
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: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Best nightclub in Athlone is Bozo and it's biggest nite club. And very nice pub is The Shack. Also at college was pub called Scribes and it's good place also and there you can see all your friends.
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anonymous
Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu, Oulu, Finland
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Athlone Institute of Technology
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Place where I use to live was good. But there was so many problems and manager didn't solve problems so I'm very disappointed to living in that place.
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