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Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci

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3.66 / 5 based on 14 reviews
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Gemma
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: French
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning French a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: Did not speak it
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
At the beginning it was terrible, ´couse I wasn´t able to speak French at all. But as I was forced to speak French everyday, my French got better soon.
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Gemma
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci
3.8/5
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
In general, the cost of living is highter at Brussels than in Spain.
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Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Food, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
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
There too many places where is not possible to use VISA. So finally I was forced to open a bank count at a Belgium bank.
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Gemma
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci
1.2/5
Academic
Course recommendations
At the beginning teachers didn´t take care of Erasmus´people. At the end it was a little bit better. Belgium students didn´t help us (ex. impossible ak for the course notes)
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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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Gemma
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci
3.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Belgium people is really close.
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In my opinion:
Stay home.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
1
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Í think is better to choose another one.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
It was a nice experience. But if I would have the choice, I´d rather go to another country.
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Gemma
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci
2.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Nightlife, Activities, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Bar Lop-Lop. Grote Mark. disco Fuse.
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Gemma
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
´Couse I felt a little bit lonely.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
there weren´t the chance of living in a campus. Just the possibility of living in a little house with Belgium people: and they were so unkind.
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