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Sevim
Fontys Hogescholen Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Köln
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 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
I learned to speak German very well, although writing is rather hard for me. There was an opportunity to have a 'tandem' partner. Your pertner is a person who wants to learn a language from youand you learn from your partner trough talking to each other.
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Sevim
Fontys Hogescholen Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Köln
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
At home I did not pay rent, I did not pay for food at home, I didn't have to make international phonecalls, I did not go out that much(here i went out more in order to meet people) , I did not have to travel a lot (get to know the country, go home one in a while).
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Travel, Food, Telephone, Overall, Housing, Nightlife:
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
I received a card for 70 euros to make use of public busses, trams etc. this saved me a lot. university food was not too bad and very cheap.
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Sevim
Fontys Hogescholen Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Köln
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Their is not much choice in English courses, but you can choose courses from other semesters.
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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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Sevim
Fontys Hogescholen Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Köln
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
no my university provided me with enogu hinformation
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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
2
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Their should be a possibility to retake courses. i failed one and had a lot of problms retaking this a tmy own university.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
It is good to know the language a little before leaving German people are not always willing to talk english.
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Sevim
Fontys Hogescholen Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Köln
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
depends on what you are looking for. Students mainly go to zülpicherstrasse (bars) but I preffered the ringe. especcially nachtflug, diamonds, candy shop
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Sevim
Fontys Hogescholen Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Köln
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why?
I met a very nice family and I am planning to go back for my internship I will stay with them then.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The university does not help a lot for finding housing, so you should start searching early.
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