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Haskoli Islands

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4.05 / 5 based on 162 reviews
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veerle v
Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Literature, Graduate, 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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
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
since i didnt speak icelandic, it was sometimes hard to communicate with friendly old people in the street, but usually i was talking to other non-natives in english
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veerle v
Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Literature, Graduate, Erasmus
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
scandinavian countries are more expensive than belgium
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Telephone, Food, Overall, Travel, Nightlife, Housing:
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
use email instead of the phone go shopping in Bónus
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veerle v
Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Literature, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
i shouldn't have had a boyfriend
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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
1
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
go go go!! Teachers are friendly, very accessible. They have very interesting courses
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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
1
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
go out travel; snaefellsness, dimmuborgir, myvatn, skaftafell,... go out of reykjavik once in a while
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veerle v
Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Literature, Graduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
nope, they were taught on a high level. Exams were easier than in Belgium
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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
nope, people were friendly, always wanted to help, esp administration and teachers. my fellow students were really shy
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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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veerle v
Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Literature, Graduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why?
it was so cool to live together with other international students. We mostly lived there with 5, sometimes 8, so there was mostly somebody around to have fun with
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Well, my landlord was a difficult man, but in general it was okay. You also had a lot of possibilities offered by university
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veerle v
Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Literature, Graduate, 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
Travel, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Sirkus!! 22 if you wanna go dancing
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