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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

73 reviews
3.72 / 5 based on 73 reviews
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vlad_t_s
Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Bucharest, Romania
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: Romanian
Was learning Romanian a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Romanian
How much did you improve your Romanian?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I have found worrying levels of superficiality in about 80% percent of the people I have spoken to during my studies abroad. So all the communication problems have been connected to WHAT can I talk to these guys rather than HOW.
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vlad_t_s
Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Bucharest, Romania
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Because prices are overall so much higher than at home.
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Nightlife, Overall, Housing, Food, Travel, 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
Stop going out every evening and you will save probably more than 400 euros a month!
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vlad_t_s
Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Bucharest, Romania
Engineering, 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
If it is to be an engineering school, than it would be better to have some engineering subjects as well, which is far from being the case now. Actually it might be quite hard to do engineering, when the majority of students cannot make the difference between integration and differentiation... However, the emphasis should be more on scientific subjects, not on things that are basicly common sense and can be learned in pnly one week of your first job...
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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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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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vlad_t_s
Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Bucharest, Romania
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly outside 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
none
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vlad_t_s
Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Bucharest, Romania
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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