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Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu

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4.26 / 5 based on 54 reviews
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gerlof
Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
2.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
it takes about three years to learn, and really understand the finnish language, my five months has hardly had any affect, but I still remember some. Five months in Spain but be more succesfull, but hey how many people can say : Mita Kuulu?
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gerlof
Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Finland is more expensive than the Netherlands, and you have to take into consideration, that you have all the time, there is no job or what so ever, you can do whatever you like at any time, and that costs!
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Overall, Travel, Telephone, Nightlife, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
My father won the lottery while I was there, and I just had my Mastercard bill, which was very suprising, so the money was donated to Mr. Charity immidiately
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gerlof
Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
even if you do not always qualify for a test, the teachers realize you are a foreign student and have a lot of social activities going on, talk with them and you will work it out, bring some presents from your home country
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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
none
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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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gerlof
Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
As people might know, the finnish in general (while being sober) are quit introvert, questions like " nice wheather hu?" are not asked, however after some drinks with them they would shout "MIKA HAKKINNEN" like their lifes depend on it. Strange people, but polite! Note: in an none discriminating way, people with a tan or darker skin, do face insults or being discriminated. I have not experienced it, but I know some cases in which it happened.
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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
2
Personal recommendation
Go there, but be sure you can enjoy yourself, because not much is being organised. If you think they will present you a list of activities, then go to more south of Europe!
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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
2
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Rovaniemi, or Santa Claus city, St Petersburg, Tallinn ja Valkeakoski! hyvaa hyvaa!
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gerlof
Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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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
In Helsinki you can not miss, Baker's and Vanha! great places. I lived in Valkeakoski and to be honoust Hotel Waltikka was the only deasent place to go out.Tampere (half an hour drive from Valkeakoski) is a great city, Cafe Europe, and a couple of dicsotheques of which I can not remember their names of, were great. And during the summer you can not miss the big summer festival in Helsinki, and while you are there, step on the boat to Tallinn, absolutely fabulous!
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gerlof
Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
My French friend and I have had the best time in this appartment. I slept in the living room and he had the bedroom, which was actually a littlebit too small for the both of us
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
the accommodation was only five minutes away from the ammattikorkeakoulu (university). We were on the last floor and the greatest view ever,.. over the lake!
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