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Jyväskylän Yliopisto (JYU)

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4.10 / 5 based on 186 reviews
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jehfima
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle: Paris III, Paris, France
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
i had numerous brochures about the university and the city, it was OK I knew enough.
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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
4
Costs
1
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
if you like sports, especially winter sports, and nature it is definetly the place to be!Foreign students are really welcomed here, we got an orientation week, an host family, many parties and trips organized for us! Amazing!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
wonderful experience! Save money for travelling (Lapland, Stockholm in Sueden, Tallin in Estonia, Russia) it is worth it! Come with warm clothes for the snowy winter!
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Frank B
Friedrich Schiller Universitaet Jena, Jena, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
2
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The university was really nice. Everything needed was there. the teachers were really nice, so I felt quite familiar with the whole academic life!
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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
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Traveling by train is quite cheap (for students), so use the possibility to visit at least Helsinki and Turku. If there is any possibility for you to travel to lapland, make it!
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playmobil
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
International Relations, Graduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
the quality of courses differ a lot, even within the same faculty. I strongly recommend to attend classes given by visiting professors at the school of business and economics. In general the courses are quite small and challenging. Jyväskylän Yliopisto is the countries' leading alma mater in the fields of sports and education. Here are some courses I recommend from different faculties. management of winter sports, theoretical and methodological aspects of the social sciences of sports, environmental management,INTOPIA (business simulation), Intercultural Communication and of course all FINNISH courses for foreigners.
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My academic experiences
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Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
The Finnish language courses should be either in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid overlapping with other courses. Courses that are announced in the course directory should actually take place!
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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
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playmobil
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
International Relations, Graduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Kortepohja is the best place in terms of interaction with local and international students.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Accomodation is mainly provided by 2 different organizations: 1) Student Union: they run a huge apartment block, called Kortepohja. Around 1900 students call it home. Great location, because within walking distance to the skiing resort. 10 minutes by bike to the main campus 2) KOAS: some kind of public organization that provides students with decent housing. It's a bit cheaper than Kortepohja but often further away from main campus.
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Alexandre S
Université Panthéon-Sorbonne: Paris I, Paris, France
Accountancy, Graduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Because there are a lot of opportunities to meet exchange students and it is a greta experience, because most of the time the flatmates are from different countries.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
KOAS which is responsible of housing students, is a flexible and a comprehensible organization. If there is one problem in the appartments someone is fixing it quickly without any charge. If you have some problems about money, one email and you can find an agreement easily. There is at least on coordinator for foreigners, which is quite helpful in case of trouble.
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anonymous
University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines
Chemistry, Graduate, Master's Degree in Renewable Energy
Overall
I wish I had known...
I should have known that finding a part time job here is really impossible due to language barrier
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
4
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
The standard system of teaching in the university is very good. The university professors are really expert in their field, they're very knowledgeable.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
If you don't have enough money and you don't speak finnish well, just stay home!
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