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

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3.92 / 5 based on 138 reviews
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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
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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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suomi
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, 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: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
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Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
i was able to improve my written english and my understanding of academic texts. concerning my finnish i was a bit disappointed that i was not in the position to improve it. but i will establish a proper "sisu" and at some time succeed in improving my finnish language skills. i got used to the pronounciation and intonation a bit more. i had to work a lot for the university so i could not dedicate time for additional language studies.
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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
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
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
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Personal comments
The language of instruction in the programme was English which is my native language.Since English is mostly spoken in the host country and the unversity (third language after Finnish and Swedish)communication wasnot a problem to me. Learning the nationallanguage was quite interesting to me.
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Tie
Northwest University of Politics and Law, Xi'an, China
Management Information Systems, Graduate, Master Degree Program
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: Basic phrases
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
I made a lot of improvement;the international atmosphere, friendly environment and academic freedom help me progressively develop my overall language and communication,which make me from a shy person to easy-going and communicative one.
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Edith
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, 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: At ease in most situations
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
As go can´t get around of speaking English, you of course improve it, but I fear you also pick up many mistakes from other exchange students.
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cristina
ICADE, Madrid, Spain
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?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
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
MY UNIVERSITY WAS SWEDISH, WHICH IS A MINORITY IN THE COUNTRY. I REGRET NOT HAVING TAKEN SWEDISH COURSES NOW. FINNISH IS TOO DIFFICULT!
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