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anne g
Institut Supérieur d'Interprétation et de Traduction, Paris, France
translation/interpreting, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
In a foreign country you inevitably to go out more often, for social reasons and to discover. I took the opportunity of being in Edinburgh to see more of Scotland.
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Food, Travel, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Buy monthly bus travel pass, it is less expensive.
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Jenni N
Turun Yliopisto, Turku, Finland
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, individual arrangement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Most things are slightly more expensive in the UK than in Finland. Energy in particular is very pricy.
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Housing, Food, Overall, Travel, Nightlife, 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
Insurance is expensive regardless of which country you get it from - shop around for the best deal.
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flonante
Florida Universitaria, Valencia, Catarroja, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Going to ASDA will safe you lots of money. Heriot-Watt telephone cards are also quite cheap. And thanks to ryanair, easyjet , air-scotland or flyglobespan the travel are cheap.
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Overall, Nightlife, Food, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Travel:
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
none
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Katja K
Karl Franzens Universität Graz, Graz, Austria
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Edinburgh is on of the most expensive cities in the UK - and a ot more expensive than Austria
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Overall, Telephone, Food, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Try to get accommodation on campus so as to save money on public transport
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Hue C
Université d´Avignon et des Pays du Vaucluse, Avignon, France
Language, Undergraduate, 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
because almost everything is more expensive in Scotland than in France. and you take advantage of being in the country to visit and travel
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Telephone, Nightlife, Travel, Overall, Food, 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
none
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Bernhard E
Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Engineering, Civil, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Accomodation is more expensive; being abroad means to go out more often, more travelling. phonecosts back home!!
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Overall, Travel, Telephone, Nightlife, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Phonecards (non-BT)!
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