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HES Amsterdam (HESASD)

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chelsea_meng
No. 80 Middle School, Beijing, China
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
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: At ease in most situations
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
Normally, i can communicate well with people from different countries. However, i still have to improve my Dutch level.
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chelsea_meng
No. 80 Middle School, Beijing, China
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
HES Amsterdam
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
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Overall, Travel, Housing, Telephone, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
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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chelsea_meng
No. 80 Middle School, Beijing, China
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
HES Amsterdam
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
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chelsea_meng
No. 80 Middle School, Beijing, China
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
HES Amsterdam
3.8/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
nothing else
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Knowledge is useful and can be easily used in practice. Sports activities are much better than other universities in the Netherlands.
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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
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Now, i'm getting used to this study-life abroad. Just work hard towards your objective and try to join the local people's life, then you'll find it wonderful.
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chelsea_meng
No. 80 Middle School, Beijing, China
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
HES Amsterdam
2.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: 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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chelsea_meng
No. 80 Middle School, Beijing, China
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
HES Amsterdam
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why?
relaxed
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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