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ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences

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Lillian
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
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
I went to a privat language school twice a week á 3 hours, beside the university. Hungarian is very difficult to learn, but at the end of the semester I felt I was quite good( have ofcourse forgot a lot by now).Most of the young educated people talked english, but in shops most of the people didn't speak English.
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Lillian
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Everything was so much cheaper than home. Even food was 1/2 of the price.Metro-month card was 1/10 of the price in Norway, and the cafe/nightlife was ca. 1/4 of the Norwegian prices...I really felt extreamly rich.
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Overall, Nightlife, Housing, Telephone:
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
Do get the deposit back when you leave...or you will never see it again. Do not listen for "I'll send you the deposit when I get the TLF - and EL-bill. This kind of bill you get when you call there. It's done in one minute.
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Lillian
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
The coures FIN 651,about options, futures and derivatives with professor Janos Zash,was very good. Also MAN538:International management was good. Do never think about the cours ACC559:International accounting and auditing,it's really wast of time.
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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
Longer examn than 1,5 hours and not answer for only 2 lines. When you have read a lot, you really want to tell some more to show your understanding.
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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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Lillian
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No. Had red a lot about Hungary before I went there
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
4
Activities
1
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It depens on what you are used to back home. As an exchange student it is not a very difficult university,we are there to get new experiance , not to see the inside of the reading room. I will recomand everybody to not read to much.
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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
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
4
Final comments
Travel:-Eger, litle village outside Budapest(3 hours). In the wine season you can walk from wine celler to wine celler,tasting wine and talk o people. Bratislava(Maincapital of slovakia, 3 hours from BP).Balaton, extremly nice lake, peacefull and beautifull. Go to a travel agency in BP, they have a lot of tips.
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Lillian
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities, Travel: 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
Can't miss: Sir Lancelot(restaurant where you have to eat with your fingers). Fatal(restaurant where you can't manage to eat all the food you get). Old man's pub(pub with very nice atmosphere),The Dock(big disco,have to bee there, one of the most expensive disco in town, beside Bank and Citadell). The university disco "kÖzgas" is also good...and not expencive).Fat mo's(pub/disco)..always a lot of people. You also have to visit one of the outdoor bath- Gellert and the one in the Vörösliget park is good. The castle hill is a must. So is the Gellert topp from where you can see the whole city.
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Lillian
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
You are very free.Many nice places to live in Budapest.By the way, there are no room on campus (only for the student from the US)
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Every exchangestudent get a Buddy. He/she will help you to find notes on the walls(with describtions and tlf), and call for appartment for you. I recomand to share an apartment with some more students.
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