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Judith
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
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?
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: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
many teacher s speak a quite good english, but there are also a lot of teacher that suffer from a proper english communication ability. The Hungarian students usually speak fluently English and German/French, as they are forced to speak two languages at least fluently in order to gain access to the university. IN my opinion they speak English significantly better than the students at my home university. Usually they also speak a thrid language quite good. So there are no problems of communication with the students. A lot of Hungarians living in Budapest speak German, so be careful if you speak German because a lot of people understand you!
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Judith
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Traveling and nightlife are significantly cheaper, traveling especially as you pay almost nothing for public transports if you are a Hungarian student. Also most of the food is cheaper, especially meat and part of vegitable
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Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Travel, Overall, Nightlife:
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
Use you cash-dispenser card, not your credit card. And don´t open a bank account in Hungary. Money from cash dispenser is cheaper even if you have to pay a certain percentage additionally on the amount you need
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Judith
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Courses offered by the ISC (the institut for international students) are easier but the quality is quite worse than the quality of the courses offered by the "normal" faculties. IF you want to profit from the courses take those offered by the faculties. Hungary for intermediates are only offered to regular students, but if you ask them long enough they allow you to participate in that course as exchange student, too
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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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Judith
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Yes, that it is almost impossible to get information about how to get a visa and a working permission for an internship in HUngary. That you don´t have to pay for a visa because students donßt have to pay if they do a semester abroad with support of the ÖAD
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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
4
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
you will enjoy it
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
DON´T - UNDRE NO CIRCUMSTANCES - ATTEND A TRIP ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS UNION FROM THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (JUST OPPOSITE TO THE KÖZGAZ!) THEY ASK FOR TOO MUCH MONEY, THEY CHANGE THE DESTINATIONS OF TRIPS WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND THEY DON´T CARE ABOUT ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS WITH YOU IN CASES OF INJURIES AND DESEASES!
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Judith
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities, Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
In summer there a parties on the end of each bridge on the Busa-side of Budapest. It is quite an experience to take part in such an event. Usually those parties also advertised at the university
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Judith
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences
2.5/5
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
Although you are told, that there a no rooms for exchange students in the dormitories, it is possible to get one - at least until you found a room in a flat. It is better to use this offer and search for a proper flat when you are already in the country
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