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Latvijas Universitáte (LU)

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Three years in University of Latvia
Marta B
Latvia, Undergraduate
Communication and Information Sciences
Overall
University of Latvia is on of the universities that all high school graduates want to go to. In my case it was an spontaneous decision. I didn't know what i want to do after graduating gymnasium. But i started as simple communication student. And in second year i decided to try my strengths in marketing and advertising by choosing module of advertising. And I'm not sad about it, because it made me realize that copyrighting and content creation along side social media managing    is my passion. University in general doesn't give you much besides academic literature and theory, but if you have passion for you work you can always find ways to evolve. In general faculty of social sciences is great beginning if you want to start you career in field of communication.
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Pros
Some amazing professors and lecturers.
Cons
Not that much practical work.
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My experience
Sevara I
Latvia, Undergraduate
Business Studies
Overall
The most interesting part of my studies abroad is experience of any type, meeting new people, sharing knowledge with one another, communication and self-development. University of Latvia is very serious according to the way how students deal with the courses, making survey every semester for quality improvement and the study curricula is well-organized based pn what is really important in our future career. As, I am focusing on International Business, particularly in Business Management, courses such as Marketing, Decision-making, Quality management, Financial analysis and planning of taxes and others make me get involved in my future career more and more.
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Pros
decent education level
Cons
lack of social activities, events
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The weather in Latvia is awful. worse than in UK
Shakhzoda N
Latvia, Undergraduate
Economics
Overall
Most of the Erasmus students go together with students from their countries: Spanish with Spanish, Uzbek with Uzbek, Indian with Indian and so on. Lectures are not interesting, a lack of practical info.
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Pros
Cheap, located at the center of Riga
Cons
Not interesting lectures
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The weather in Latvia is awful. worse than in UK
Shakhzoda N
Latvia, Undergraduate
Economics
Overall
Most of the Erasmus students go together with students from their countries: Spanish with Spanish, Uzbek with Uzbek, Indian with Indian and so on. Lectures are not interesting, a lack of practical info.
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Pros
Cheap, located at the center of Riga
Cons
Not interesting lectures
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Guna G
Göteborgs Universitet, Gothenburg, Sweden
Political Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish i would have known what kind of courses i could attend at the host university as well as literature.
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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
4
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
be a little more organised with the courses.
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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
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
Dont ever be afraid to ask many questions and try all the things you find challanging.
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Guna G
Göteborgs Universitet, Gothenburg, Sweden
Political Science, Graduate, 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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
I attended courses in english and in latvian. At my home university in sweden i have attended a lot of courses in english so I feel sequre with the language. Latvian on the other hand i usually use just for speaking and writing letters, but i did not have any dificulties following the courses. It was a good experience that boosted my self-esteem.
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