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Helsinki School of Economics (HSE)

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4.02 / 5 based on 264 reviews
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Joanna
Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Business Studies, Graduate, CEMS
Helsinki School of Economics
4.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
HSEBA invites a lot of international instructors e.g. John Ladder for Financial Accounting or Randall Powell for HRM which makes the standard or teaching international and just excellent.
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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
I highly recommend this school in respect to academic life.
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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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Joanna
Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Business Studies, Graduate, CEMS
Helsinki School of Economics
3.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
no
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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
4
Culture
2
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
The location of Helsinki enables to see a lot of interesting places e.i Rovannieni (Santa Clause) St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallin.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Fianland is an expensive country for Polish citizens but is by far the cheapest of Scandinavian countries
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Joanna
Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Business Studies, Graduate, CEMS
Helsinki School of Economics
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
SOCRATES
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
The exchange rate of Finnish mark to Polish zloty is not favourable
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Food, Nightlife, Overall, Housing, Travel, Telephone:
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
none
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Joanna
Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Business Studies, Graduate, CEMS
Helsinki School of Economics
4.5/5
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
Almost everybody speaks English in Finland including bus drivers and shop assistants.
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Joanna
Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Business Studies, Graduate, CEMS
Helsinki School of Economics
4.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
The apartments in student houses were after a renovation when I arrived - kitchen and the rooms were clean.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The student club KY owns student houses and allocates appartments to students. I knew my address much in advance and got the key at the airport on arrival.
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Joanna
Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Business Studies, Graduate, CEMS
Helsinki School of Economics
3.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: 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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