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Mitthögskolan (MH)

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4.07 / 5 based on 78 reviews
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evija_m
Vidzeme University College, Valmiera, Latvia
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your Swedish?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I would like to practice more my swedish with local students
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evija_m
Vidzeme University College, Valmiera, Latvia
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Swedish and latvian living expenses is hardly to compare. Of course in Sweden everything is more expensive
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Travel, Overall, Nightlife, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
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
If you buy the food in oriental shops it is really cheap, and not that bad.
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evija_m
Vidzeme University College, Valmiera, Latvia
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
Overall
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evija_m
Vidzeme University College, Valmiera, Latvia
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
nothing that could influence my decision to go there or not
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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
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
To develop more courses in English, so that there is a wider choice
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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
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
You should have some money before going to Sweden. Take your time and travel around Sundsvall. The northen part is close, and also you can go south. Go skiing. They do have wonderful slopes almost everywhere (the best is Åre). Go and take a look to Ice Hotel in Kiruna.
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evija_m
Vidzeme University College, Valmiera, Latvia
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
if you want to get to know swedish student life you have to go out every saturday night to Kårhus.
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evija_m
Vidzeme University College, Valmiera, Latvia
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
the appartments were pretty comfortable and for reasonable price, just quite far from the school.
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