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Freie Universitšt Berlin (FU BERLIN) reviews

32 Overall Reviews
4.18 / 5 based on 187 reviews
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Jordan
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, School for International Training: Central European Studies
Freie Universitšt Berlin
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No.
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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
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
SIT is a wonderful program and I recommend it for those wishing to experience actual culture, even when it shocks, surprises, or upsets you.
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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
2
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
When you choose to be an internationally-oriented person, you must endure all aspects of a foreign culture, whether or not they agree with your own cultural sensibilities. SIT gives you the chance to go to another place, experience an unfamiliar culture in a homestay while avoiding the heterogeneity of Western university life, and become far more independent. The excursions to Poland, Austria, Croatia, and Serbia & Montenegro gave me a firsthand perspective on both societies that have grown immensely since large scale conflicts, and those that are still in the aftermath. While my homestay might not have been subjectively the most enjoyable part, it allowed me to expand my consciousness about class in German society and how this manifests on the familial level.
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bokern
Sciences Po Paris, Paris, France
Political Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Freie Universitšt Berlin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nomber of Marxist Profs in Political Science at Freie Universitšt Berlin.
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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
4
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Look for a job or an internship parallel to your studies, most of German students do so and in Germany, this is a more important criterium in favour of your career than the studies you did.
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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
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Don't accept any place in a students' residence but look rather out for a room mate -it's quite popular and you'll find good offers at www.zitty.de --the bi-weekly city-magazine where you'll find as well anything else...
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Anne
Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States
Humanities, Undergraduate, Lexia
Freie Universitšt Berlin
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Expect to feel homesick even of you are an experienced traveler. Do not hold back from new experiences. If possible, plan your study abroad for at least one year. It takes a good deal of time to get comfortable with the basics like transportation, cool places to go, people to hang out with, etc. Leave yourself enought time to really settle in and don't wish the time away.
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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
4
Costs
4
Activities
4
Campus life
1
Party / people
2
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Advertise your school in study abroad circles as a school in the most fascinating city in the world. Its a city on the brink of a whole new future and one that has a fascinating past.
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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
1
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
I loved my study abroad. It allowed plenty of time for academics, travel, social activity and independant exploration. Helpful hint - be sure to drink plenty of water after your flight overseas. I was dehydrated after I landed in Berlin and was sick for my first 2 days!
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chazfaid
University College London, London, United Kingdom
Literature, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Freie Universitšt Berlin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Probably, but then again, discovering for yourself is part of the whole experience.
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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
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
It is big and as an int'l student, study opportunities are diverse. Make the most of them.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
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
Don't stay at university halls. There are always lots of cheap and amazing flats. It's worth the effort trying to find them.
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orquidea4
Universitŗ Degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Philology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Freie Universitšt Berlin
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known better the german language and more about life in general.
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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
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
this university is a very open one and strangers feel really at easy there. I felt I was part of it and spent a very good time there learning so much and loving what I was doing!
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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
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Berlin is a bit hard by finding a job and support financial expenses, before moving there it would be better to look for a part time job or to know something more about students organizations which help students to find jobs to support themselves.
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Lisa
University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Freie Universitšt Berlin
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No.
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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
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It was a good university.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
3
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
Most of it comes down to common sense. If you're going to study abroad then the likelihood is you're still quite young; so just go and enjoy it. Any problems that occur are usually quite easy to sort out and there will be someone to help you.
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