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Høgskolen i Østfold

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Kerstin
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Høgskolen i Østfold
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
The campus is very nice, but the economic faculty is still situated downtown in the centre, so it is about 3km from the campus to the faculty - and that every day! However, as soon as the faculty is also located on the campus, i would prefer living there again.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
We had very good facilities: A big kitchen combined with a living room, washing machine and drying room, one living community og 8 student per house with two bathroom and two toilets. The rooms were about 16 square meters in average. Actually that is much better than I was used to in Groningen! Internet access, water and elictricity was included in the rent, and the nature was just beautiful. The only disadvantages are the quite high costs in Norway. But in comparison with the overall level of costs the price was quite decent.
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Kerstin
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Høgskolen i Østfold
3.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
There is the possibility to do a language course one month before the semester starts - perfect for German/Dutch students
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Try to get more international students, then it is more interesting
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
Visit Bergen and Trondheim if you have time and money. Make a cabin trip to experience the nature
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Raphael
Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Lucerne, Switzerland
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Høgskolen i Østfold
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
So close to the university life!
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The student home is very close to the university. It takes about 1 minute and I am in class! I had to share the bathroom with 3 other people and the kitchen with 7 other people. We were a mix of different cultures, so it was very interesting to learn form other cultures
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Kerstin
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Høgskolen i Østfold
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Norway is an expensive country...
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Food, Housing, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Telephone:
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
"Luxury" goods like cigarettes, alcohol/liquor, make-up, chocolate, crisps are really expensive. But since Halden is close to the Swedish border, one should go shopping there now and then...
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Kerstin
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Høgskolen i Østfold
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: 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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
On he one hand it is quite nice that everyone speaks English, even in shops, but on the other hand it makes it more difficukt to practise the "normal" language since it is so much easier to express oneself in English!
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IT and Informationsystems really messy!
K.A
Norway, Graduate
Høgskolen i Østfold
2.0/5
Overall
The whole study is messy, its over 200 student assignments are getting reviewed just some days before the next assignments so if you dont pass one assignment you are in trouble, they make it really hard for you to get a second chance. But that is not the big issue. 

The whole themes are not worth of spending your time on, they mix and match first year with Web, Programming, and Tech and SO. The Tech and SO Theme is really bad, one of the questions on the first assignments is what a HDMI Port is.. aswell another question was to download Priform Speccy and non trusted hardware lookup software that can potentially have viruses, which is researched from 2013 to now. 

The programming course. tells you to experiment and use your time. But the tech and So course really takes your time on seriously bullshit, you dont get to experiment you dont really get to have any fun. I been doing pretty good to now, but I am starting to notice nothing really lines up, and its just a bunch of mess, gonna finish this year and change school. 

I recommend any other UNI in Norway beside this in Tech in 2019.
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Pros
Good Facility, Great Stud Assistants.
Cons
Bad Teachers, Bad Themes, Bad Deadlines.
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