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ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences

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Elaina
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
3.8/5
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: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
In the University knowing english is fine, but around the city this is more challenging as many locals don't speak english.
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Elaina
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
I spend less at home because I live w/ my parents, but overall the prices are lower, especially for alcohol and cigarettes. But these prices are rising fast since Hungary joined the EU.
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Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Nightlife, Overall:
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
If you have a Canadian bank account, note that every time you take out cash, you'll be charged 5$ CAD no matter what amount you withdraw. So take out as much as possible each time.
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Elaina
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Very disorganized compared to North American standards. Prepare to find out about exams only a week before. Guidelines for essays/papers are very vague!
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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
Really haggle the teachers to tell you the specifics regarding the structure of essays, presentations and exams.
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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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Elaina
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Bring your own meds from home (over the counter stuff and prescriptions) as a lot of stuff we can buy in pharmacies over the counter you need a prescription over here. Like tylenol, feminine products, stuff like that.
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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
1
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Improve the administrative aspect of the school. It's very disorganized and if you want to attract students from top universities, you will definitely have to make a better impression.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
Overall it was an amazing experience and I highly recommend everyone to go on exchange (no matter where u go u'll have fun). Especially for North Americans, this is a once in a lifetime experience because there are so many different countries w/in hours of eachother giving you the opportunity to travel cheaply and quickly.
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Elaina
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Mondays: Old Man's Pub; Tuesdays: Irish Cat Pub; Wednesdays: School Club; Thursdays: Budda Inside, International Students Party; Fridays: Hip-hop R&B Trendy; Saturdays: Hip-Hop/R&B New Orleans or B7
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Elaina
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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