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Linköpings Universitet (LIU)

546 reviews
4.00 / 5 based on 546 reviews
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Jacob K
University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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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
Tuesday nights at Herrgårn! Free entry for international studentsn(hence one can meet people from all over the world!), very reasonable prices! A MUST!!!
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Jacob K
University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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Jacob K
University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish i had known before that most students live in the same part of the city, just off-campus, called Ryd. I would have tried to get a room or appartment there.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
I would suggest that if you consider going to Linköping, you should do it for a year. Most people regretted that they only came for a semester.
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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
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
3
Final comments
In terms of travelling, Swedish trains are amazing. Other than this, often it can be cheaper to rent a car.
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Jacob K
University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
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Jacob K
University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, 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 Swedish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Swedish
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 Swedish?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
In my first semester, I chose a course about Sweden, its society and language (which was naturally instructed in Swedish) to improve my Swedish and the quality of the course helped me to quickly proceed. I also chose to live with Swedish students which made my Sweden experience and my language learning much more complete. In the beginning it is a bit difficult to get the Swedes to talk Swedish to you, but if you are persistent they will start to appreciate that you are learning their language. Generally, everyone is very helpful in terms of language learning. And if you really cannot understand them, every Swedish person has a more than reasonable knowledge of English and often another foreign language. Communication is hence not a problem at all.
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Jacob K
University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
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Travel, Overall, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
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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