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Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (EUR)

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4.10 / 5 based on 574 reviews
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szaboanita
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
In the Netherlands, especially in the big cities as Rotterdam, almast everybody speaks english. The saying is true: The Netherlands is the best place to be a foreigner. I never had difficulties with communicating to local people.
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szaboanita
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
The price level is much higher.
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Travel, Overall, Housing, Nightlife, Food, Telephone:
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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szaboanita
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
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
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szaboanita
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
It's advicable to bring a very strong lock for your bike, unless it will be stolen!
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
The university is very practical oriented, with a lot of good contacts with the business world.
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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
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
I recommend to see the other Dutch cities. You can travel around by train (you can buy a reduction card for it), and see very different but attractive cities. You can also go to Belgien, France, or Germany, it's not far at all. But don't leave your rain jacket at home!
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szaboanita
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
3.8/5
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
International students used to meet in a bar called Locus Publicus, but there are plenty of attractive bars and night clubs.
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szaboanita
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why?
The cheapest way to find a good accomodation. The owner of the room usually let his/her facilities there for you.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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