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Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu

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Olena
Kiev National University of Trade and Economics, Kiev, Ukraine
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
3.8/5
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Studying with international students and teachers was a good ability to practice my knowledge of English. It becomes more fluent and native afterwards.
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Olena
Kiev National University of Trade and Economics, Kiev, Ukraine
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Becouse Finland is a more expansive country than Ukraine: both income and costs there are higher.
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Food, Travel, Telephone, Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
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
When we exchanged currency in a bank sometimes they took commission, sometimes
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Olena
Kiev National University of Trade and Economics, Kiev, Ukraine
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
The courses I took were Basics of Marketing, International Marketing and Strategic Management. I have a little regret that studying in my home university dad not allow me to take also Accountancy and International Economy courses.
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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
As for me everything was really good: a lot of practical examples, really experienced and friendly teachers, interesting practical tasks&projects, a lot of work provided in groups, case studies, good supporting base (books, PCs, Internet, tutors etc.). So I just wish this level do not become lower. The only thing I would improve is exams. They have to be more specified to the course taken.
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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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Olena
Kiev National University of Trade and Economics, Kiev, Ukraine
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
It was possible to stay for more courses. And I had not known it before. I would have been able to travel to neighbor countries (Sweden and Estonia) if I had got a multy-entrance visa before.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Extend the program by new courses – something like Finance or Money&Credit. Hold and update the level they get!
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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
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
I have written a lot about staying and studying in Finland in previous stages of questionnaire. The only thing I want to add is: It is really worth of doing!!!
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Olena
Kiev National University of Trade and Economics, Kiev, Ukraine
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Sport. There is a great swimming pull in Hameenlinna with a pull for swimming, jumping and two saunas. It is a real place for good active rest. We also spent a plenty of time in the Gym playing basketball. Biking (cycling) was also a special kind of sport we were going in to. All places we visited were situated in rather different parts of the town. So nearly all outdoor time in Finland I spent driving my bike. Finland is a beautiful country. So it was a real pleasure for me. Places to visit. In downtown on the Market place there is a nice cafe, called "Laurell" where hot chocolate and a great verity of sweets are served up. The atmosphere there is really calm and relaxing. A good place to think or to chat with friends. One of the sights of the town is a big castle, built by Russians couple of centuries ago. It works as a historical museum. And also you can find a prison museum there. The castle is situated on the hill in downtown on the shore of a beautiful lake. It looks especially great at night. Nature parks with real Finnish lakes, forests and calmness surround Hameenlinna. To find the way there it is better to follow the map. Travel. Tampere (the neighbor town) is a nice place to visit. It takes 45 minutes to get there by train. This town is even more student place than Hameenlinna - a lot of schools and institutes are situated there. But my favorite sights in Tampere are The Moominvalley Museum - in the town center - and the Old Tower - on the hill. You can see a lot of Finland if go up on the top of the tower. And below it there is a cozy cafe with hot chocolate (again :) and donates. Actually, it is great even just to walk on Tampere streets. Of course, if you are in Finland you have to visit Lappland. The best place to stay is a wood cottage somewhere in deep Finnish forest. Use Internet and tour operator services (for example, Matka Vekke) to rent a cottage. You have an ability to cross the Arctic Circle and visit Santa Clause village. I did it together with 12 of my friends in Christmas time. And it was really great!
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Olena
Kiev National University of Trade and Economics, Kiev, Ukraine
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: (hostel)
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: (hostel)
Why?
When I am studying, both calmness and friendly surround are needed. I had all these while living in hostel.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It was the thing I needed. There I felt free enough to study, rest, think or chat with my mates. The hostel was situated near a beautiful nature park. Although it was not a luxery place, I felt myself comfortable.
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