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Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen

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4.20 / 5 based on 50 reviews
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albertoga
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Engineering, Electronic, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen
3.8/5
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: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Although the local language is Dutch and I didn't have too many knowledges about it, almost everybody is able to speak English there and I didn't have problems to communicate with them.
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albertoga
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Engineering, Electronic, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I spent more money because the Belgian standart of living is higher than Spanish and I travelled a lot there and I phoned to Spain several times per month. I spent less in nightlife because Spanish nightlife on weekends is more common than Belgian and I was there busier in other aspects like travelling or knowing new people.
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Telephone, Travel, Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
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
none
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albertoga
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Engineering, Electronic, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen
3.8/5
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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albertoga
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Engineering, Electronic, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The activities that are planed for Erasmus student there
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
2
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
I think they are in the good line and they help the students enought but they should be more flexible when students don't want to follow all the possibilities that they offer, for instance the accomodation
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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
4
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
Erasmus community there was little but all of us we were very joined, and host university help you to know the rest of the Erasmus student through different activities. Go-Pass that is a special train ticket is very useful to travel around Belgium cheaply.
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albertoga
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Engineering, Electronic, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel, Nightlife, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
It's perfect place for travelling and all this area is really beautiful and interesting (specially Ghent and Brugges that are close to Kortrijk)
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albertoga
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Engineering, Electronic, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
It was the only option that they offered me and I like this kind of housing because of the independence that it offers me
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I liked the house because it was quite big and I was in contact with other students there, but the conditions of the house weren't very good.
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