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Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki (SHH)

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PETER
UNIVERSITY OF BUEA , CAMEROON, BUEA , CAMEROON, Cameroon
Financial Management, Graduate, Independent
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Ihad read and known many things in books internet conerning the host country but needed to see the reality,e.g. SNOWFALL.
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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
3
Costs
4
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
It is one of the accredited Universities in Europe where tuition is free(world standard).This University should open it doors to students from developing countries where there shortages of higher institutions of learning. I would like to thank the University administrators for their high standard education offered to me freely.There are few free Universities with good qualities in the world today.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
I have learned better experiences in studying abroad,and I am so delighted.I am more useful and knowledgeable than before.One thinks that he/she knows many things but only realises that he/she knows very little when he/she travels abroad, meet different people,learn different cultures,and see many new things and places.
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Victoire
EDHEC Business School, Lille, France
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Finnish food is a litttle more expensive than in France. Telephone bills are higher because of international communications. And Internet is useful but you sometimes need to hear your family or boy/girlfriend. My accomodation was really cheap: 1412 FIM with electricity , heating and water included. Travelling is one of the main activities for foreign students in Finland. If you want to make the traditional trips, you had better save money before coming. Personnally, I went to Stockholm for a one day trip (125 FIM by boat), Tallinn (35 FIM by slow boat), Saint Petersbourg (around 1200 FIM for a three day trip: everything include even the visa), Lapland (400 FIM by train).
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Overall, Food, Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
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
To save money, you should eat like Finnish people. (no vegetables, no fruits) Also, have lunch at university: 13,50 FIM for main course+rice or potatoes+ salad buffet+bread. Very good and cheap!
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Victoire
EDHEC Business School, Lille, France
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki
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: At ease in most situations
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: Did not speak it
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Well, Finnish language is really hard to cope with. if you only to go Finland for one semester, do not expect to learn Finnish! Forget it! However, in Helsinki, most people have a very good English level. So, there is no problem to communicate with Finnish people. Even if, it is harder to get to know local people without speaking their language. At last, all student exchange speak English. So noimportant communication problem. But you have to know that it is sometimes frustrating to speak another language because it prevents you from expressing yourself completely. (for instance, at the beginning, it is hard to make jokes)
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PETER
UNIVERSITY OF BUEA , CAMEROON, BUEA , CAMEROON, Cameroon
Financial Management, Graduate, Independent
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
It is simply because the Apartment/House is owned and managed by the Centre for International Mobility(CIMO),which is a non- profit organisation. Offers Apartments at relatively cheap rate only to international students. These Apartments are well equiped,that is the sitting rooms,dinning tables,kitchen utensils,and bedrooms are furnished.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Where I reside, even though it is independently chosen,the housing conditions are better than those in other student residences offered by some local housing companies.Generally, there are good student housing facilities in my host unversity country.
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Victoire
EDHEC Business School, Lille, France
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
International Marketing course: very interesting and concrete. International Trade Law: very desappointing. Cultural Environment of International Business: very desappointing, too theoretical. Strategies for Asia Pacific: Incredible. Taught by Ingmar Bjorkman, an INSEAD teacher as well, this course is time consuming but really worth it. The teaher is amazingly interesting, dynamic. He knows how to share its past and current experiences in this area. Just go for it! (even if you are planning to work in Asia. Just try!)
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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
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Edith
Wirtschaftsuniversitńt Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Even if it was very expesive for me, it was relatively cheap compared with regular apartment prices in the inner city. My host university also arranged it very quickly and unbureaucraticly.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I lived in Lappi, there you have tiny apartments, with TV but no internet connection, wich you have when you choose Harustie or Pasila. You can walk within few minitues to the university, the inner city or the sea. -> best location of all student accomodations!
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