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Háskólinn á Akureyri

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Boris D
Haute Ecole de la Communauté Française de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Everything is very expensive. But it is possible to get some good deals, if one knows the right shops.
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Nightlife, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
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
Go for for the cheap supermarket (Bonus) and shops, keep an eye on the promotions. Buy your drinks before going out (7 euros for a beer in a cafe!).
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Boris D
Haute Ecole de la Communauté Française de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
Hardly possible to ski (despite this city being the skiing capital of Iceland).
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In my opinion:
Stay home.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
1
Costs
4
Activities
4
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
They do not seem very prepared to host foreign students.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
1
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
1
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Come if you like nice landscapes and a quiet life.
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Boris D
Haute Ecole de la Communauté Française de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
Hard to tell, as I am here for an internship.
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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
For an internship, do not be afraid to take things in charge. If you don't, things will not happen very fast!
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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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Boris D
Haute Ecole de la Communauté Française de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Only three places to choose from for nightlife: Cafe Amour, more posh, Cafe Akureyri, more fun and popular, Sjallin, the expensive night club.
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Boris D
Haute Ecole de la Communauté Française de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
To get to meet more local students.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The arrangement was very kindly and efficiently made by the international relations responsible.
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Boris D
Haute Ecole de la Communauté Française de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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 the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
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 the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Every one speaks English, so no problem!
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