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Hogeschool Haarlem

72 reviews
4.12 / 5 based on 72 reviews
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Andrew
University of Glamorgan, Treforest, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool Haarlem
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Everything was through English even the road sweepers spoke english. No problems
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Andrew
University of Glamorgan, Treforest, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool Haarlem
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
Differing pricing strategies and different services available.
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Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Overall, Telephone, Housing, 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
Learn to cook, food is expesive and portions are small. But if you can cook you will save a mint. Get a korting card, 40% off travel within the Netherlands by train.
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Andrew
University of Glamorgan, Treforest, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool Haarlem
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
As long as you have everything in writing you will be ok, stand up for what you need and you will succeed. The word bargain is a strong dutch word.
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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
holland is not about the acedemic life, its about how you grow as a person. This will translate into priority building and social and cultural awareness.
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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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Andrew
University of Glamorgan, Treforest, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool Haarlem
4.9/5
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
3
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
As i said before the University is ok. Its the other activities that count.
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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
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Learn to cook, learn another language and learn to open your mind.
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Andrew
University of Glamorgan, Treforest, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool Haarlem
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities, Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Scandals, Shooters, Cafe 1900
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Andrew
University of Glamorgan, Treforest, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool Haarlem
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Halls
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: same halls
Why?
From all the accomedation I have seen this is by far the best. Unbeatable on location and price with a perfect atmosphere for international students.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It was clean, very cost effecient and in the best location possible. 5 mins from the centre of Harrlem and 25 from Amsterdam.
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