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Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (VIADRINA EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY)

Overall Reviews
4.22 / 5 based on 64 reviews
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jonix
The University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Toshkent, Uzbekistan
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
A lot of things, because it is totaly another culture and people are different (i mean mentality, culture, behavioure). I wish, I had known all the rules here and language also, because it is really hard if you don't speak German here. I recommend you, to learn German if you want to stay here for a long period.
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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
3
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
To lower the price for language cours, to make more case studies.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Learn German if you want to stay here, because mostly they don't speak English (not including students). Contact with international office or with coordinator before coming here, tell him to send you all information for international students that were accepted to this university. (they got a really useful brochure for international students). Good luck!:)
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Cyril J
Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
To speak better german.
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
4
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
I really enjoyed my experience at this university:small scale, interesting courses, students from all over the world (with a majority of polish and eastern europe). I often traveled with polish friends (e.g hiking in the mountains, visit to Poznan, Wroclaw, Prag...). Some students may not like Frankfurt Oder because there is "nothing" to do. But Berlin is really not far.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Overall exciting experience. I especially appreciate the fact to live in former east germany: I could meet german from all germany and share their different ideas and values.
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Rebeca F
Universidad de Almería, Almeria, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
how difficult was to find a italian coffee machine.
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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
3
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
teachers from everywhere!!!!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
repack the luggage!!! you don't really needso much things
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Wincy C
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
1)How anal East Germans are. 2)How bad the education system is. 3)How bad the bureaucracy system is.
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In my opinion:
Stay home.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Burn the university. It is a joke - completely disorganised and you end up spending 3 hours (i'm not joking) doing paperwork because the Germans are too lazy to do anything themselves - They get you to run around - Also office hours are (roughly) 2-6 hours open in a week!!!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
2
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
1
Final comments
If you are going to study in Frankfurt Oder Viadrina, you are much better off going to a university in West Germany!!! (if you have that option) East Germans have a communist mentality which makes things almost impossible and definately frustrating. Be prepared for customer service in Germany - it is very much (in East Germany) based on the doctrine, "Take it or leave it byatch!" Nobody else complains except the English students because other Erasmus students claim their universities to be just as bad or worse.
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Overall good experience
Lisa T
Germany, Undergraduate
Law
Overall
A rather small university with a small but very beautiful campus near the river. There even is a bridge to a little island on the river. The town is right next to the Polish boarder. Great for little trips. Beautiful little town to stay. Most teachers are friendly and can use technical devices well.
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Pros
beautiful campus
Cons
difficult to get information
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Viktoria B
Linköpings Universitet, Linkoping, Sweden
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
German! (at times its difficult to communicate with administrative personnel and authority in English)
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
2
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
...
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Berlin is only 45 minutes by train!
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