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3.90 / 5 based on 19 reviews
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baiyong
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
State University of New York, Buffalo
2.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
the host language is hard to learn
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baiyong
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
State University of New York, Buffalo
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
because it is basically expensive to live in the host country
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Travel, Housing, Overall, Food, Nightlife, Telephone:
was more 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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baiyong
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
State University of New York, Buffalo
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
courses should be more international
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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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baiyong
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
State University of New York, Buffalo
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
culture, language
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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
2
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
try to be more international
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
go2eu is a good travel website
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baiyong
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
State University of New York, Buffalo
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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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
bars, disco
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baiyong
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
State University of New York, Buffalo
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I enjoyed the life there
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
not bad
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