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Jyväskylän Yliopisto (JYU)

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4.10 / 5 based on 186 reviews
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Frank B
Friedrich Schiller Universitaet Jena, Jena, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
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
almost everybody spoke English there, even the shopping assistents in most shops, so there was no need to learn the Finnish language but however quite interesting!
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Frank B
Friedrich Schiller Universitaet Jena, Jena, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits
it was easily either cheaper or mopre eypensive
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Nightlife, Overall, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
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
home banking!!! open a discount in a Finnish bank and transfer your money by using home banking to this account, so you don't have to pay if you want to get cash
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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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Frank B
Friedrich Schiller Universitaet Jena, Jena, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
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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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Frank B
Friedrich Schiller Universitaet Jena, Jena, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It was really good organized. Almost everything you needed was already in the apartment. Could have been a bit closer to the university (about 5km away)
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Frank B
Friedrich Schiller Universitaet Jena, Jena, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
go to blaze on tuesdays!!! only way to go out and drink and not to lose a lot of money!
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