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Høgskolen i Østfold

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3.60 / 5 based on 13 reviews
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Raphael
Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Lucerne, Switzerland
Financial Management, 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
All the scandinavian people have very good English language skills. So, it was almost as i would speak to English speaking people
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Raphael
Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Lucerne, Switzerland
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Høgskolen i Østfold
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
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Food, Overall, Travel, Nightlife, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
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
none
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Raphael
Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Lucerne, Switzerland
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Høgskolen i Østfold
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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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Raphael
Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Lucerne, Switzerland
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Høgskolen i Østfold
5.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Sometimes it's good that you do not know all before. I guess there would be no place in the world that could fulfil all your dreams!
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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
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Just continue to do so...
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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
Students should rent cars and make big shopping tours in Sweden. It is very close to Halden.
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Raphael
Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Lucerne, Switzerland
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Høgskolen i Østfold
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel, Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
none
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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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