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Ulf
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Financial Management, Graduate, University Agreement
National Chengchi University
2.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
We missed the promised MBA courses by a year. Therefore we had limited choice in number of courses. Probably better now.
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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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Ulf
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Financial Management, Graduate, University Agreement
National Chengchi University
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Bad info about courses. Probably due to confused administration at Chengchi Uni.
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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
1
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
If you can, go to Taida.
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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
1
Final comments
Buy the Lonely Planet guidebook. Very good.
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Ulf
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Financial Management, Graduate, University Agreement
National Chengchi University
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Somewhat cheaper food. As expensive nightlife, did more of it.
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Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Housing, 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
none
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Ulf
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Financial Management, Graduate, University Agreement
National Chengchi University
3.5/5
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 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: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Good Mandarin courses on university.
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Ulf
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Financial Management, Graduate, University Agreement
National Chengchi University
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Campus far from city. More interesting and engrossing to live off-campus.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Campus good way to get to know local students. Boring campus, nothing to do in the local suburbs.
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Ulf
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Financial Management, Graduate, University Agreement
National Chengchi University
3.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
There are only a few good nightclubs in Taipei. Everyone knows about them. The same with bars, there are a few that everyone knows about.
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