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Haskoli Islands

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4.06 / 5 based on 164 reviews
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Daniela S
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, 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
Nightlife in Reykjavík is really crazy! So if you want to spend your weekends with going out - definitly a good choice. But if you're more into travelling or sightseeing or enjoying the nature Iceland is even more definitly the right choice for you... It's an amazing country - I enjoyed it a lot...
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Daniela S
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Nice to live in an apartment or house with other students. makes it easy to get in contact with others.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The Office of international education offers you a place to stay in guesthouses, apartments or student dormitories.
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Daniela S
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
IT'S AN AMAZING COUNTRY - don't go home after university is finished - take your time to travel around. And I didn't know that it's not that cold... It's far in the north but - to say the truth - in Austria it's often much colder in winter..
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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
It's a nice university in the centre of Reykjavík. Some courses are really good - f.e. I enjoyed the course "Economic development and Globalization" most. And most of the teachers are really motivated and encourage the students.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Final comments.. hmm.. If you don't have a problem to go to a country, where the weather can change every 5 minutes - then just go there and have the time of your life.. :)
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Daniela S
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
For Business students there are only some courses in English - but anyway - the courses are okay - they are not the most relevant reason to decide where to go?!?! :)
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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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Daniela S
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
Icelandic is a very difficult but really interesting language. As nearly all Icelanders speak good English it is not necessary to learn Icelandic if you don't want to.
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Daniela S
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
In Iceland the average income and so on are much more higher than in Austria. Therefore for us it is more expansive regarding all situations in the every-day life. If you want to work there its no problem to find a job which is good paid. But I didn't do that - I relied on savings and "loans".. :) I wanted to use the time here to travel and get to know the country and the people.
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Travel, Overall, Food, Telephone, Nightlife, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Cost saving: food: BONUS!!! (a supermarket chain with a pink pig as their sign) and don't go out to eat - cook at home... ;) regarding travelling: hitch-hiking is not that difficult, but better in the touristic season
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