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Göteborgs Universitet

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4.19 / 5 based on 286 reviews
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Bernardo
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Financial Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Göteborgs Universitet
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning Swedish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Swedish
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 Swedish?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Local language is too difficult for a latin speaker. I took some swedich classes, among with some german and austrian students, who learned it much faster than I did. This way, in order to get the most profit of my experience (social and academic) I quit the language course, because it took me a lot of time to study meanwhile. Anyway, through TV and the family I lived with, I was able to basically develop local language and was able to sustain some rudimentar conversation with native speakers.
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Bernardo
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Financial Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Göteborgs Universitet
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Life standards are far higher in Sweden than in Portugal. One must do a financial effort in order to support himself on scandinavian countries. I felt like most of the foreign students had the same problem.
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Overall, Nightlife, Travel, Food, Telephone:
was more expensive than 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
I didn't discover any in 6 months. Anyway, I was able to save a lot of money as my housing fee was entirely supported by the host family (except food, clothing and other primary goods). Food is not that expensive in small supermarkets in the outskirts of the main avenues.
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Bernardo
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Financial Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Göteborgs Universitet
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Courses are not that hard, especially if you're coming with a solid background. One must choose the post-graduate courses, as they demand for an higher level of concentration and hard work after classes. The undergraduate courses seemed to be very basic.
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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
Less distance between teachers and students and an higher level of proximity between local and foreign students. Everyone seemed to be very keen in approaching each other's necessities.
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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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Bernardo
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Financial Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Göteborgs Universitet
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I didn't have a clue about scandinavian costumes, cultures and people, and was able to develop some familiarities with all of it, which today are still reflected in my life. Therefore, I still think it was an advantage to go "blank" for Sweden, as learning was done on a daily basis.
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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
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Fantastic arquitecture, on a beautiful place, with state-of-the-art facilities for students, during both class and extra-class periods. Good atmosphere, and very cosmopolitain ambient. Teaching is fair, compared with my home university and the demanding level to reach good marks is not that high. Anyway, I recommend it to anyone who wants to be on a modern and first level university.
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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
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
I just loved my 6 months period in Göteborg for all the below mentioned reasons. Travelled a lot around Scandinavia, met many people, learned new ways of studying, became very independent, learned to live by myself. If you want to experience a new life, please try to travel abroad and earn some international experience, it's just great!
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Bernardo
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Financial Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Göteborgs Universitet
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Cafe Olof, at university campus! Definetely the best spot to meet and find new friends! An event not to be missed is clearly the afterwork parties, on Friday's afternoons. There, you can easily connect both with local and student communities all across the town.
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Bernardo
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Financial Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Göteborgs Universitet
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: With a family
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
It was just perfect.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I would choose to live in the same place, as the house I was living with had a perfect location, both in town and closeliness to the university . I was living in a family house, where everybody treated me like a family member and I really enjoyed my stay.
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