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Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (EHSAL)

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Manal
Fachhochschule Osnabrück, Osnabrueck, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
3.8/5
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
The good thing is that my country has 2 local languages, Dutch which i speak not at all and French which i speak pretty well. But the problem is that at school is everything in Dutch even the things which are concerned for the Erasmus students are in Dutch. Our coordinator comunicated with us always in English but most of the papers written by the administration was in dutch and we were really struggeling some times because we didnt know if some courses were deleted or replaced or something else. I think this has to be improved, because it must not be expected from Erasmus students to speak Dutch. Everything that is concerned for them should be in English.
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Manal
Fachhochschule Osnabrück, Osnabrueck, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
The housing is very expensive here. I pay much more here than at my home country. But it is normal because it is the capital, that everything will be more expensive.
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Food, Overall, Telephone, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
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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Manal
Fachhochschule Osnabrück, Osnabrueck, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
There is one courses which i didnt like at all, like Dynamic Systems and Modelling. The teacher didnt explain anything and we are taking this for the first time. For the first time i see that maths are tought like that and that the exam will be oral suprised me even more. We have to talk about one chapter for 15 minutes. Its ridiculous. Another course was International Accounting where we had to write a paper, which was very difficult. The teacher treated us like analysists. We are still students. He told us we can email him anytime if we have questions but he never answers. But all the other courses were very nice. I was amazed about the English, the teachers speak, a very clear and good english.
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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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Manal
Fachhochschule Osnabrück, Osnabrueck, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No not really.
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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
3
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It is very very good with Erasmus 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
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
I had and still have much fun in this school. We are doing lots of activities. Our coordinator is such a nice and funny guy. He organizes everything so well and does everything with us.
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Manal
Fachhochschule Osnabrück, Osnabrueck, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: 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
I didnt participate in any sport but in all the activities that were offered by my school. I liked the Cafe Grand Cafe. There are plenty of bars and like le Corbeau, that was pretty nice, and pubs, like Boca loca and Celtica where you can dance until morning. Music festival will still come in summer, that will be nice.
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Manal
Fachhochschule Osnabrück, Osnabrueck, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
1.2/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
You are together with the students of your class.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
For me it was really difficult to find a housing place. My home university didnt help me. The host university was so kind to give me some adresses and websites where i can find a room, but none of them which i asked was positive. I searched a lot in the Internet until i found a room in a house far from the center, expensive in a dirty area. But the only good thing was that the people with whom i share my acomodation are very very nice and i have much fun with them, otherwise i would have looked for something else.
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