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Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)

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4.05 / 5 based on 156 reviews
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Remy
Ecole Française d'Électronique et d'Informatique, Paris, France
Engineering, Computer, Graduate, Erasmus
Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I got the glue that allowed me to put my school skills together to produce something understandable.
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Remy
Ecole Française d'Électronique et d'Informatique, Paris, France
Engineering, Computer, Graduate, Erasmus
Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
loans are not expensive at all compared to paris :-) and you can go in a nightclub for less than 10 DM. Concerning the telephone, you have to pay deutsche telekom only for the line, but you can choose a chepar provider for the communications.
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Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Overall, Nightlife, 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
The visa card is NOT accepted in most shops.
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Remy
Ecole Française d'Électronique et d'Informatique, Paris, France
Engineering, Computer, Graduate, Erasmus
Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Do not take too many courses, because each one is very dense ans will take a lot of studying hours.
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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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Remy
Ecole Française d'Électronique et d'Informatique, Paris, France
Engineering, Computer, Graduate, Erasmus
Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The weather (it rains about 280 days a year)
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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
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
take a student job (HiWi), if possible in a Lehrstuhl (university department. You will learn a lot and the payment is quite interresting (15-16 DM per hour).
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
2
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
everybody can something different. International life must be experienced to be really understood. All that i can say is that you will without any doubt do abroad what you cannot do at home.
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Remy
Ecole Française d'Électronique et d'Informatique, Paris, France
Engineering, Computer, Graduate, Erasmus
Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
One Erasmus meeting per week at the Chico Mendes, in der pontstasse. Feuerzangebowle (title of a film to be viewed everywhere in the city and a beverage made of hot wine and suggar) in november
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Remy
Ecole Française d'Électronique et d'Informatique, Paris, France
Engineering, Computer, Graduate, Erasmus
Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose:
Why?
For 300 DM, it is a good mean to meet other students
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Each Student residence has a 24H/24H access to the Internet (100Mb/s) and whashing machines (very important):-.
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