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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

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4.12 / 5 based on 77 reviews
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Outi N
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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 knew German pretty well before I went, so I had no problems with the language. Locals speak their own dialect, which is understandable or at least learnable :)
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Outi N
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Simply because I went out more and travelled more than back home. I brought my cell phone from home, so that my parents could call me =expensive
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
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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Outi N
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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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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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Outi N
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Very nice places in the old part of the city
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Outi N
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
One meets other students better
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Several different accommodations available. Mine was the oldest, but at the best location.
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