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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

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Hannes K
Technische Universität Graz, Graz, Austria
Engineering, Mechanical, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because I have there my own room. Also have kitchen and living room. And you can live with other students together.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
In the house were I'm living is pretty big. Everybody has his own room. We have a garage, bathroom with a second toilet downstairs, living room and a big living kitchen. The bad thing is that it is sometimes not that warm. But generally ist really o.k.. I'm living together with a rumanien, spanish and france gay. So it is good, because you always have to talk english. I think the accommodation from the GMIT are very good and close to the college.
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JAN V
Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke v Praze, Prague, Czech Republic
Engineering, Civil, Graduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
It bodes well to arrange as much as you can before you arrive. Although In my case I wanted to have subjects from various departments so I had to wait till I could see what was really offered and what was not classing in the timetable. I was disappointed that exams were written in the sportshall with hundrets of other students and I could not choose when I wanted to do each subject.
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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
I would change the way of examing. At my home university each teacher is responsible for his/her way of examing and students can choose the date they like.
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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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JAN V
Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke v Praze, Prague, Czech Republic
Engineering, Civil, Graduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose:
Why?
I have the opportunity to stay in the friend's house.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It was my first time abroad. I had no prior experience so I was happy for the accomodation arranged by GMIT International Office. Later on, when I settled down, I found a room by myself. In general: Campus accomodation is more expensive than accomodation in houses which on the other side may have a bad location. I would recomend to begin with acccomodation offered by GMIT and than decide to stay or to find something else.
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Hannes K
Technische Universität Graz, Graz, Austria
Engineering, Mechanical, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning German a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
At the beginning it was very hard on the college, because I didn't have a lot of experience in technical english. But after some week it was o.k. You learn every day new words and it becomes better from one week to the other. In the social life it was ok because you improve day per day because you speak every day english.
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vlad_t_s
Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Bucharest, Romania
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
The fact the the year spent at GMIT will not be recognised in Romania, which is completely my home university's fault, The Irish part has done excatly what promissed and I have no complaints connected in any way to GMIT. The weather, it is much worse than anybody would ever imagine!!!
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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
2
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Apart from the quality of the courses the student life could be quite fun if you have the funds...
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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
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
2
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
If there is a sunny day, enoy it as much as possible, because it is highly unlikely to see another one soon. Travel has to be done in September or in May-June period, but it is a must in this country, as there are a lot of beautiful and interesting places to see.
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JAN V
Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke v Praze, Prague, Czech Republic
Engineering, Civil, Graduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
I need roughly 1000 euro for a semestr in Czech republic while I spent 2700 euro in Ireland in the same time. I was travelling more but saving in food and personal expences.
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Nightlife, Travel, Food, Overall, Housing, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
There is a great web of Hostels throughout Ireland where the ISIC card is accepted. Get the travel stamp for 30% discounts on busses.
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