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Haskoli Islands

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4.06 / 5 based on 164 reviews
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Florian K
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
I did not really realize, that the Krona (local currency) undergoes quite heavy fluctuations. Think about that, when you change money.
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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
2
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Come a few days before the semester starts, so you don't get stressed out about the bureaucratic stuff.
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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
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
2
Final comments
When possible, you should go to Lanndsmannalaugur and Vik. In my opinion the most beatiful spots. At least one trip in the beatiful landscape is a must!
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Florian K
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
There is a class called "economic development and globalization". Also it is a lot of reading and pretty expensive, because of the Harvard Business Cases, the most interessting, interactive and diverse course I had in Iceland
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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
The course Iclandic 1 should perhaps have a closer focus on the linguistic needs of foreign students.
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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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Florian K
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
Almost everybody in Iceland speaks a pretty good english. You can communicate with everybody. Icelandic would have been helpfull for signs, ...
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Florian K
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
Because of the general high price level.
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
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
It is not really the country to go out for dinner on a regular basis.
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Florian K
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
More central, less people for one kitchen.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The organization of the accomodation is perfectly done by the host university. The dormitory was a good place to meet people from all over the world, but not from Iceland.
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Florian K
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Everyone goes out at the main street. Everybody will find a place he/she likes. Bar 11 rocks and it is a place where a lot of students hang out. Good music and freaky people in Sirkus!
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