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Aleydac
Universidad Nacional, Bogota, Colombia
Agricultural Economics, Graduate, Nuffic
Larenstein
3.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
My program was new and still needed some organization.
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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
mi program needed more coordination and attemption
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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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Aleydac
Universidad Nacional, Bogota, Colombia
Agricultural Economics, Graduate, Nuffic
Larenstein
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
tha i was not going to study with people from the host country.
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Put more atention to the new courses
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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
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Be open mind!!!
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Aleydac
Universidad Nacional, Bogota, Colombia
Agricultural Economics, Graduate, Nuffic
Larenstein
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Nuffic
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
becuase Europe is much more expensive than Colombia
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Housing, Travel, Food, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
control the trips and nigth life.
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Aleydac
Universidad Nacional, Bogota, Colombia
Agricultural Economics, Graduate, Nuffic
Larenstein
3.5/5
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: 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: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
It was difficult because there were many kinds of english, specially the african english, but with the time i could understand and enjoy the differences.
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Aleydac
Universidad Nacional, Bogota, Colombia
Agricultural Economics, Graduate, Nuffic
Larenstein
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
It is more confortable and make people feel more at home
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It miss some important points for the comfor of the students, as internet and a meeting please were people can exchange with others
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Aleydac
Universidad Nacional, Bogota, Colombia
Agricultural Economics, Graduate, Nuffic
Larenstein
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities, Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
i miss a lot the social life in deventer, my favorite pub is "de joffer" and i went with all my friends there.
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