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Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

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3.82 / 5 based on 893 reviews
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Peter K
Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Engineering, Undergraduate, 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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Danes speak English amazingly well, many also know German. It is really difficult to learn Danish as you hardly ever truely need it
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Peter K
Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
phone: because I did not use one others: because it's more expensive(!?) nightlife: expensive+I was out a lot ;-)
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Travel, Nightlife, Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Food:
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
none
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Peter K
Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
when doing group working, try to get mixed groups Danes/Internationals
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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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Peter K
Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
*staying one semester is too little, if possible stay at least two semesters *be prepared to meet people from all around the world but hardly from the country you are visiting
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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
1
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
*try to live in a dorm *focus on the courses quite a bit, they are great *take part in the buddy programme, introduction week and other international activities, they are helpfull and fun *don't miss the international evening at the cellar bar
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
*try to get a bike (used) and rather pay a little bit more, it'll save repairing expenses *public transportation is expensive, figure out quickly what suits best for you *go see Stockholm, Gothenborg (Sweden) *I went to Tallinn, Estonia and it was just wonderful * Norway is nice but very expensive; ferry trips though can be quite cheap
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Peter K
Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
great event: kulturnatten great club: VEGA great jazz: Mojo, La Fontaine great drinking+meeting: the moose cool cafes: many, just walk around cool underground site: under dybbelsbro good students: studenterhuset
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Peter K
Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
more chances to meet locals, i.e. Danes and easier to take part in university activities
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
accommodation office does a good job, but the places differ a lot and there is no chance to choose, "you get what you get", some places are quite far out
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