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HES Amsterdam (HESASD)

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3.92 / 5 based on 271 reviews
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Dania
EPSCI, Cergy-Pontoise, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
HES Amsterdam
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: At ease in most situations
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: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Most of the dutch people speaks english so i never had problems to communicate with people, and to learn dutch was quite funny because i am used to latine languages. I also improved my english which was mostly scolarship at the beginning
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Dania
EPSCI, Cergy-Pontoise, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
HES Amsterdam
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The life is generally more expensive in Amsterdam than in Pris and this is specially true for the food and the housing, but for the nightlife it was the frequency that made me spend more than at home
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Overall, Housing, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
was less 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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Dania
EPSCI, Cergy-Pontoise, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
HES Amsterdam
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
It is not dificult for a foreign student to follow the courses, evenif the methods is not the same as in France and the teachers are always there to help you.
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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
I have learnt to study in a more english way which differs quite a lot from the french one, and improved and learnt courses that I wouldn't follow in my home university.
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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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Dania
EPSCI, Cergy-Pontoise, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
HES Amsterdam
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I visited amsterdam before so i knew the city, maybe for the housing because although i didn't have problmes some of my friend had.
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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
2
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
More than just the university it is spacially the city that I loved, Amsterdam is so beautiful, living there is really great. The university is good but you go there to study.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
according to me if there is an ideal destination to study and to party it is Amsterdam. I just loved to live there am most of the people I met there feel the same way.
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Dania
EPSCI, Cergy-Pontoise, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
HES Amsterdam
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
There are so many pubs in Amsterdam where you can spend a good evening but I specially have good memories in Maartins, Dancijn bij jancijn, Meanders and plenty more.
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Dania
EPSCI, Cergy-Pontoise, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
HES Amsterdam
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
All the exchange students are together so you can meet people from eveywhere in the world and the ambiance is just great!
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
There are 3 buildings for the exchange students, two that are quite old and one brand new which is closer to the new school building. The two old ones can some times be quite disappointing but it is still okay to live there.
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