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Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (EUR)

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4.10 / 5 based on 573 reviews
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wolff_r
Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden
and economics, Graduate, SOCRATES
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?
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: At ease in most situations
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: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Since I have lived and studied for a year in the United States and half a year in Israel I did not experience any trouble with studying in English.
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wolff_r
Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden
and economics, Graduate, SOCRATES
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
The Netherlands are quite cheap compered to Sweden. However, since it is located in central Europe it is easy to travel, which is the reason for my travelexpenses were higher than in Sweden.
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Nightlife, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
The appartments offered by the University are expensive, it is not very hard to find cheaper (and better) living if you try.
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wolff_r
Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden
and economics, Graduate, SOCRATES
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
The level of the legal courses might be a bit low for Swedish students, the econmic courses are better.
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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
Try to raise the level of the legal courses and make them a little more demanding.
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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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wolff_r
Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden
and economics, Graduate, SOCRATES
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The low level of the legal courses offered
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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
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
You will meet a lot of very nice and interesting people. However, if your goals are to attend advanced legal studies, choose another university!
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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
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
1
Final comments
Rotterdam is a very friendly city (in most places). Its not very expensive and offers a lot of activities. Communications are good, both in the city and to other cities and countries.
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wolff_r
Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden
and economics, Graduate, SOCRATES
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Favorite cafe is called DUDOK, quite close to Blaak and has great Ice-creams and quite good coffee. Best night spot, I would have to say Night-Town on thursdays but Hollywood was funny in its own, special way
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wolff_r
Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden
and economics, Graduate, SOCRATES
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I was very happy with my appartment, it was just what I wanted. Lived with other (dutch) students and enjoyed it!
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Accomodation provided by the University was good but quite expensive, and the location was not as good as the appartment I lived in.
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