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Otaru University of Commerce

18 reviews
4.50 / 5 based on 18 reviews
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Kerstin
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Otaru University of Commerce
3.8/5
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: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
if you show interest, you will find the most motivated language teachers to support you
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Kerstin
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Otaru University of Commerce
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
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Travel, Overall, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Nightlife:
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
ATMs in Japan close really early!!! transfer just one time a big sum of money
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Kerstin
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Otaru University of Commerce
5.0/5
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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Kerstin
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Otaru University of Commerce
5.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
would have brought enough mozartkugeln as presents
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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
2
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
small university, lots of fun
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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
4
Final comments
even though japan is an expensive country, it is affordable thanks to scholarships. also otaru might seem like a boring small town to many, but it is amazing how much fun you can have there,being one of the few foreigners in a non-crowded and gorgeous area of japan
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Kerstin
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Otaru University of Commerce
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
sapporo: susukino & sapporo buffet at station (all u can eat & drink), best cafe: napolese cafe in otaru, sushi:toppi, beach in yoichi
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Kerstin
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Otaru University of Commerce
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
we had loads of fun in this house
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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