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Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu

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3.90 / 5 based on 484 reviews
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Bianca S
FH Campus Wien, Studiengang Sozialarbeit, Vienna, Austria
Social Work, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Food is a little bit more expensive, but not much. I don't have to pay rent at home. I traveled a lot, so I spend much money on it. So overall I spend a little bit more money but also did more things!
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Housing, Overall, Food, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Open a finish accounts; its free and you can pay the rent cheaper through it.
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Bianca S
FH Campus Wien, Studiengang Sozialarbeit, Vienna, Austria
Social Work, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
There was just one course instructured in Englisch for my field of study and this was the English Course. So studying in Oulu was a little bit disappointing for me, because I would have liked to see how seminars, lectures etc. are done in Finland.
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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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Bianca S
FH Campus Wien, Studiengang Sozialarbeit, Vienna, Austria
Social Work, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
That there are no courses in English for Social Work students
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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
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Tell people in advance about courses in english; organise a kummi for everyone (I had none...), give people information about the city, how to go from the airport to the accommodation, etc. in adavance (maybe through a kummi...).
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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
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
I had a great time; I met many nice people! Studies have been a little bit disappointing, but I had a nice period of practical training. Teachers have been flexible and helpful and also the other students. Sometimes the languages differences have been a problem.
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Bianca S
FH Campus Wien, Studiengang Sozialarbeit, Vienna, Austria
Social Work, 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 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: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
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
Learning Finish was quite difficult and unfortunately I didn't learn a lot. It would have been easier to study in an english speaking country. Knowing the language is pretty important.
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Bianca S
FH Campus Wien, Studiengang Sozialarbeit, Vienna, Austria
Social Work, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
single room, much space, nice people, rather good price compared to students house where people have to share a room and a very small kitchen;
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Apartment via PSOAS; bad that one has to pay for the furniture; no pillow and planket, everything has to be bought; difficult to get and return the key when arriving in the evening or departing early in the morning - extra costs!
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Bianca S
FH Campus Wien, Studiengang Sozialarbeit, Vienna, Austria
Social Work, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Onnela on Wednesday; Irish Pub St. Michaels; Bisketti!!!!! Indish Restaurant next to the train station (next to the Chinese restaurant).
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