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Fachhochschule Aachen

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4.10 / 5 based on 103 reviews
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Joana
Instituto PolitÚcnico do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Aachen
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 German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
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 German?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I didn't have any problems! Everybody is very nice and helpful.
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Joana
Instituto PolitÚcnico do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Aachen
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I travelled more often and i went very often to parties!
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Housing, Travel, Overall, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone:
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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Joana
Instituto PolitÚcnico do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Aachen
5.0/5
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
Overall
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Joana
Instituto PolitÚcnico do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Aachen
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Everything was perfect! I don't know anyone who didn't like the experience. Super!!
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Keep as you are! Improve is quite difficult. Thanks for everything.
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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
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Aachen is a wonderful city to travell. It is near many capitals of Europe as Paris (3 hours by fast train), Brussel (1,5 hour by car) or Maastricht (more or less 2,5 hours by train). The cost of travelling is not so expensive for students. Have fun and go!
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Joana
Instituto PolitÚcnico do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Aachen
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
We can't miss the Sausalitos bar, Cafe Madrid and ExtraBlatt cafe. Everybody meet there.
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Joana
Instituto PolitÚcnico do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Aachen
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
We can meet more students from many different countries.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The accomodation was good. If we wanted we could change!
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