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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

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Outi N
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
The level of bureaucracy surprised, but is nothing you would not be able to do.
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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
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
I stayed there for the summer semester and that was beautiful and full of action. Winter may not be that busy, but there are lots of fun stuff going on in the winter too (e.g Christmas market)
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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
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Prag is a must once you are there. Deutsche Bahn (German railways) has special inexpensive tickets for groups for certain times, certain areas etc. Ask for e.g Schönes Wochenend Ticket, Bayern Ticket, Guten Abend Ticket. HIGHLY recommendable if you want to travel by train. Make sure you also ask for Mitfahrtzentrale from your new German friends. Through that you may find a spot on someone's car and go from one big city to another very economically! Have fun :)
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Judit N
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nothing
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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
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
I recommend it to those, who like theoretical studies.
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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
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
3
Final comments
With bicycle you can travel the whole city so you can save the costs from travelling by trams and busses.
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Perfectly fine university
Theresa E
Germany, Undergraduate
Business Studies, 2020
Overall
There is a big variety in courses and a lot of freedom to choose. Courses are of decent quality. Most professors are very fair. Big student body, so a bit anonymous. Outdated facilities and neverending renovations.
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Pros
Big variety in courses
Cons
Outdated facilities
Useful  |  0
Perfectly fine university
Theresa E
Germany, Undergraduate
Business Studies, 2020
Overall
There is a big variety in courses and a lot of freedom to choose. Courses are of decent quality. Most professors are very fair. Big student body, so a bit anonymous. Outdated facilities and neverending renovations.
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Pros
Big variety in courses
Cons
Outdated facilities
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Philippa B
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Generally everyting was about half the price of what it was at home, however this meant that we just spent more because we felt we were saving money all the time!
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Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Nightlife, Food:
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
Cinema was the only thing more expensive than at home. Razors etc were similarly priced. Shop at aldi or norma, but handelhof has more choice. MAke friends with someone who has a car. Don't buy a bike at auction. avoid Galeria Kaufhaus, the food shop is dismal. sales are great in nurnberg.
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Philippa B
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
avoid dodgy phone contracts.
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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
3
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The Akademisches Auslandsamt do sterling work in providing for the foreign students that they take care of every semester. About 12% of the student body is foreign, so they have plenty of experience and are very well organised. They plan many trips for the students taking them around germany, and getting erasmus students together, which is so important.
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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
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
Try to find flights into nurnberg if at all possible, but the bahncards for rail travel if u intend to do so regularly, buy a bike, its the best way to get around erlangen, make as many friends as possible. go with the flow.
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