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Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen

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4.26 / 5 based on 94 reviews
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Siobhan M
University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Law, Undergraduate, University Agreement
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: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Learning the langauge was the best thing about exchange! Full emersion into a foreign language is very difficult at first, but rewarding later.
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Siobhan M
University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Law, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Food and drink in Germany is very cheap when done privately. The housing I had was amazingly cheap in comparison to prices I was paying before in home-country. Travel in German is expensive- train travel espically.
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Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Overall, Nightlife:
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
Buy a Bahn-Card if you plan to do some travel. Saves hundreds! Be careful about chosing a bank- there are many fees, and some banks are regionally-indepedant, making banking outside your city impossible.
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Siobhan M
University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Law, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Academic
Course recommendations
The Literature course offered were amazing. Find the well-known lecturers who are known outside of the university for their research etc. They are the better ones, who demonstrate the most passion for both their subjects and the students.
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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
The university system in Germany is very different. Be aware of the independance of study, and the different attitudes towards study.
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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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Siobhan M
University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Law, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
The difficulties of culture shock- believe what people say.
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
1
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
It is a great univeristy to expereince a truly German university town. There is plenty to do for a student- parties, going out, sports, good study options too... The town is sweet, and accessible, espically with a bike.
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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
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Find a tandem partner- either by enlisting in a program, or just make your own sign. I have a life-long friend because of it. Also, live with students where German is the common language. If you want to learn German, don't talk English, or be in the situation where you can!
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Siobhan M
University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Law, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Favourite cafe was Cafe Esprit, and Pools. The parties held at the university could vary in quality, but the Nicholas Party before Christmas is a must!
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Siobhan M
University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Law, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Housing
Type of housing: Studentenwerk Housing
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
it was very benefical for learning the language and meeting people. Location was also good.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Student housing is widely available and what-you-pay-for... While I ahd a cheaper accommodation, I also received space and atmospherics to coinside with that. The more you pay, the better it is, which is understandable.
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