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Limburgs Universitair Centrum (LUC)

44 reviews
3.97 / 5 based on 44 reviews
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benny n
University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, University Agreement
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
English is generally spoken in the University but the community speaks Dutch. The biggest challenge come at shopping because I didn't speak dutch too well
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benny n
University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
I used to phone back home more frequently and housing is generally expensive in Europe than in Africa
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Telephone, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Travel:
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
In the town of Hasselt there is a second hand shop called Okazi and it really helped me a lot since it had extreamly cheap stuff, from clothes, household etc
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benny n
University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, University Agreement
Academic
Course recommendations
Since I am doing PhD I didn't have much interaction with undergraduate courses but with the little I know they are preety good.
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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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benny n
University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
How to speak dutch and French
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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
3
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
It is a small and very quite with very professional people around
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
3
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
4
Final comments
It is always easy to travel by train than by bus since train is fast and cheap also.
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benny n
University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, University Agreement
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
There is a movie house called Kinepolis near the university. It was my favourate
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benny n
University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, University Agreement
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why?
The rooms are relatively cheap and close to the campus which makes them convinient for me.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Private student houses are available close to campus at very affordable rates. This makes them convinient for an international student who wants to work at campus until late and take a bike home.
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