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4.06 / 5 based on 86 reviews
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Louise
University of Science and Technology Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Köln
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I was quite lucky as I met a german boyfriend so my german increased considerably. It's so easy to speak english all the time but I think it's such a good opportunity to improve your language.
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Louise
University of Science and Technology Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Köln
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Everything was cheaper than in the UK.
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Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Nightlife, Overall, Housing, Travel:
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
none
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Louise
University of Science and Technology Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Köln
3.8/5
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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Louise
University of Science and Technology Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Köln
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known how much fun it was going to be!!!
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
It was quite a good university but also quite relaxed, so if you're really bothered about academic improvement, go somewhere else.
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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
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
3
Final comments
My year abroad was fantastic. Make the most of it and speak as much german as you can. Go to Stammtisch on a monday night, at Schmelztiegel to meet other foreign students.
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Louise
University of Science and Technology Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Köln
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Travel, Nightlife, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
I really liked the Bars on Zulpicher Strasse, good place to chill out and quite student orientated so not too pricey. Great kebabs on Kyffhaeuserstrasse!!!
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Louise
University of Science and Technology Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Fachhochschule Köln
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
It was a great opportunity to meet other people
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I had no problems as I applied early but a few of my friends did. Just make sure you apply early.
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