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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN) reviews

487 reviews
4.07 / 5 based on 487 reviews
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Elena
Perugia University, Perugia, Belgium
International Relations, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Dutch
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning Dutch 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 Dutch?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
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
Grat!
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Elena
Perugia University, Perugia, Belgium
International Relations, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
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Housing, Travel, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Telephone, Food:
was the same price as 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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Elena
Perugia University, Perugia, Belgium
International Relations, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Too much time has gone, I don't think I can give recommendations about courses.
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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
I think that my experience in Leuven was very usefull in order to suggest improvement of Italian academic life. Everything in Belgium was very well organized and foreign students could
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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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Elena
Perugia University, Perugia, Belgium
International Relations, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Administrative procedures, anyway I was quite well informed about Belgium and about my host University
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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
1
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
I loved it, so..no particular recommendation
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
2
Partied a lot
2
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Really beautiful experience
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Elena
Perugia University, Perugia, Belgium
International Relations, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
When I was in Leuven the most important places where "Wink" and "DE Rektor", probably now new places will be "not to be missed"
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Elena
Perugia University, Perugia, Belgium
International Relations, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I found very nice experience to share a an apartment with other girls from different countries.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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