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

64 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
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 German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
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 German?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
The good thing about this university that you are going to study using 2 languages. First 2 years of your studies you are going to have only in English language and take some German courses, then after 2 years of English language and learning German, you have to pass German language test and then study mostly in German. So in the end you are going to speak fluently in English and German. And also, you have right to learng other languages like Spanish, French, Italien, Skandinavian languages and so on. So it is VERY good for you. Not every university got this kind of things.
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jonix
The University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Toshkent, Uzbekistan
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Because I'm from Uzbekistan and now I'm in Germany:)
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Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Travel, Housing, Overall, Food, 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
I just can answer to this question like: Other students will help you with recommendations;)
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jonix
The University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Toshkent, Uzbekistan
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Academic
Course recommendations
I'm studying International Business Administration, so that i can't chose any course, but can joint any course i like, so it's good. I mean in my faculty i got a strickt schedule for 3 years, but i can join any course of other faculties, if i like. So, you can join any course and any lecture you like.
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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
To make lower the price of language courses and accept some more case studies in my faculty.
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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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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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jonix
The University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Toshkent, Uzbekistan
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
"Grotte" - students club, it is like a disco (so-so) (only students) "Bananas" - disco - pritty good. (mostly students) "B5" - disco - very good. (more state people) "Kleist Forum" - it is like a disco - very good. (mostly students) "Himmenguane" - pub (pritty good) There is also a lot of events at the university for students.
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jonix
The University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Toshkent, Uzbekistan
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
because you got also some other students, from different countries so that you can come closer to their culture and language, and of course practice your German, because there are also German students living on campus.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Housing is pritty good, but the price is hight that is why i think that only one minus in that you pay a lot. But in other things it is very good. You are going to have a big multicultural experience because a lot of people from different countries and also German students are living here, so it is very good for you. Good that you can get to know students from different parts of the world, get to know their mentality and culture and also the language. You can come closer to German culture and students will help you with your German.
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