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HES Rotterdam reviews

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3.70 / 5 based on 235 reviews
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Tristan
Shanghai University of Foreign Trade, Shanghai, China
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
HES Rotterdam
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Almost all local students can speak English. It is not difficult for new comers who come from other countries to develop active communication with each other.
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Tristan
Shanghai University of Foreign Trade, Shanghai, China
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
HES Rotterdam
3.8/5
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, Telephone, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
was the same price as 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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Tristan
Shanghai University of Foreign Trade, Shanghai, China
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
HES Rotterdam
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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Tristan
Shanghai University of Foreign Trade, Shanghai, China
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
HES Rotterdam
3.8/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Local language ,say Dutch
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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
4
Culture
2
Costs
4
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
It could be better if the teachers can consider about opening more elective courses for foreign students.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
2
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
The weather is not so satisfying. However, life in the Netherlands is comparatively comfortable. Small city but you can find people from other places and countries. You will find that you will fall in love with this environment soon.
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Tristan
Shanghai University of Foreign Trade, Shanghai, China
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
HES Rotterdam
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: 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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Tristan
Shanghai University of Foreign Trade, Shanghai, China
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
HES Rotterdam
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Independent environement is helful for good rest after work and can avoid being bothered
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
satisfactory. But the cost is a little bit high.
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