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Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

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4.02 / 5 based on 83 reviews
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Joana B
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Language, Graduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside 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
Best Cafe- Einstein Cafe, Bagueterie Bonn
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Joana B
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Language, Graduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I would not have to cope with the noises and dirtyness of the others, as well as I would have an own toilet and kitchen for me.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I enjoyed very much being in my hall of residence, just the amount of people in one etage were too many..20 all in all, which led to a more distant relation between us and we only tell each others "hi", and "how are u?" most of the time.
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Joana B
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Language, Graduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Food because the basic life means are overall more expansive in Germany than in Portugal. Secondly, because my parents did not have have me for during quite some time and needed to make more phone calls. Thirdly, housing because when I am in Portugal i do not need to pay for that. Finally, all these costs made me spend much more money than of course in my own country.
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Telephone, Housing, Food, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
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
No. I could not save too much money abroad, because the life costs were too high for that.
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Joana B
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Language, Graduate, 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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Joana B
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Language, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
No. I dont have any wishes.
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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
4
Culture
4
Costs
4
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
First, email the professors before the semester starts to get inscribed in the subjects you want.Secondly, pay attention and take good care about ur housing coordinators, otherwise you can arrive there and do not have anywhere where to stay. Finally, do not go there without knowing anything at all from the local language.
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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
2
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Travel by "Mitfahrgelegenheit.de" instead of using "DieBahn.de" because its very expensive. Finally, pay attention about the points i mentioned in the previous question, so that you wont have nay surprises during the stay there.
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Joana B
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Language, Graduate, Erasmus
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
From my point of view my overall language and communication experience was very good, because i did not only speak and exercise written and spoken german with the local students + boyfriend, but also the assignments and thesis that i did during both semesters contributed to my better and more experienced communication skills.
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