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Högskolan i Borås

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4.08 / 5 based on 43 reviews
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Veronica W
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Business Studies, 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 Swedish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Swedish
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 Swedish?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I learned how to comunicate in English, to express myself
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Veronica W
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Life is more expensive. Nightlife is much much more expensive. I don´t travel so much in my town, and I life with my parents in Spain.
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Travel, Housing, Food, Nightlife, Overall, 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
none
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Veronica W
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
Think hard before start, after is dificult to change
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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
was fine, much better than in Spain
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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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Veronica W
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
bring alcohol from spain (there is too expensive)
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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
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
enjoy your time
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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
Travel around the islands in the west coast, near goteborg. Try to meet swedes, even if that is hard.
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Veronica W
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Night life not really good, try the 7th Heaven. Many nices cafes, look for near the University. Travel all around when weather is nice, and to Copenague and Stockholm.
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Veronica W
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Plenty space, freedom, facilities
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The host university helped the Erasmus quite a lot arrangin the apartments
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