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Institute of Technology, Sligo

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Christoph
Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg, Giessen, Germany
Engineering, Technology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Institute of Technology, Sligo
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
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)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Some people with strong accent are hard to understand, but most of them speak in an understandable way. Love the Irish accents!
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Christoph
Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg, Giessen, Germany
Engineering, Technology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Institute of Technology, Sligo
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Germany is in any point of view, except in mobil phone rates, cheaper than Ireland.
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Housing, Nightlife, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Travel, 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
Housing is very expensive, if you don't know where to go.
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Christoph
Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg, Giessen, Germany
Engineering, Technology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Institute of Technology, Sligo
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Don't think too much, take it easy! The level in Environmental Science is not so high, that you easily can pass the exams with a little effort! Get some old exams and go through them, that's it! Visit the websites of the lecturers; there is often good information available (but only a few people look at them)! Don't give up, if you don't the Irish accents during the first month! You will understand them after a while, for sure!
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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
Give the notes to the students in the beginning of the semester! Overheads are shit and hard to follow, if you don't understand the words or if you have to listen to the lecturer while copying the overhead!
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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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Christoph
Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg, Giessen, Germany
Engineering, Technology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Institute of Technology, Sligo
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
At the moment I have no idea!
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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
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Enjoy and meet as many people as possible - not only ERASMUS, please!!!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
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
3
Final comments
Take it as it comes and visit as many places as you have the opportunity to! Have an open ear and you can have been told some real Irish fairy tales from wise elderly persons! Don't worry about the weather, it won't change! ;-) You get used to it!
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Christoph
Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg, Giessen, Germany
Engineering, Technology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Institute of Technology, Sligo
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
TNC, The Left Bank, Foley's, Furey's, McGarrigals, O'Neills (but only for ERASMUS Parties) etc.
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Christoph
Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg, Giessen, Germany
Engineering, Technology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Institute of Technology, Sligo
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
A self-selected house shared with other people of different countries as a community is the best experience you can make . . . like in Auberge Espanol!
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
If you have the choice, don't go to Yeats Village!! They are kind of strange in money matters and contracts for the rooms. Also the security personnel is instructed to prohibit every kinf of party or even a dinner with more than 3 people. That's mad, 'cause you need to meet with your new friends - even at night! The frase "All non-residents have to leave!" is quite normal! And the most annoying abot that is, that they don't stop parties when the celebrities are Irish! Can you believe that?! But, ok, you have Internet all the time and a short 5 min. walk to the college. If you really sign in here, than make sure, not to have Irish Firstyearers sharing the rooms with you, 'cause they are very rude and never clean up, if you don't drill them to do (which is no fun at all)!
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