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Umeň Universitet (UMU)

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4.04 / 5 based on 168 reviews
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Emmanuel
Yaounde II, Soa, Yaounde, Cameroon
Economics, Undergraduate, Independent
Umeň Universitet
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 Swedish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Swedish
How much did you improve your Swedish?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Everyone I met around, in or out of school could actually tell me something in English. This made it very hard for me to quickly learn the local language. Swedes are good in English and I liked this from the start, but realised how lazy I could be at learning the languauge.
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Emmanuel
Yaounde II, Soa, Yaounde, Cameroon
Economics, Undergraduate, Independent
Umeň Universitet
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
I believe it has to do with the standards of living. Back at home, the standards are fairly low and different, but I enjoyed every bit of my stay and was prepared for.
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Overall, Nightlife, Housing, Telephone, Food, Travel:
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
I over estimated my expenses and realised some savings.
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Emmanuel
Yaounde II, Soa, Yaounde, Cameroon
Economics, Undergraduate, Independent
Umeň Universitet
3.8/5
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
I think there should be a short break between courses, say a couple of days.
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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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Emmanuel
Yaounde II, Soa, Yaounde, Cameroon
Economics, Undergraduate, Independent
Umeň Universitet
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known about temperatures getting down to about -30 degrees.
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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
1
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
I realised the courses were specifically chosen to the taste of the students with respect to their future careers and I couldn't have asked for anything better than that. The teachers were so friendly and there existed a bond between us and I felt at home and confident. It is a great place to be and a great experience in life for international students. It is welcomÝng, cozy and accademicaly strong. I'll want my kid someday to have this very experience if I get lucky to have one.
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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
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
My overall experience here in Umeň has been really excellent, as I can say. I learnt so much from other students, the local folks around and most of all the accademic culture was just perfect for me. I could travel internationally at cheaper rates and had international excursions organised by the school for international students. The city of Umeň is small and friendly and provides the necessary tools and requirements for a perfect study environment. Honestly, I haven't been to one better than this yet and you can study while catching some fun alongside. I loved it so much and it has been a big and wonderful experience in my life.
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Emmanuel
Yaounde II, Soa, Yaounde, Cameroon
Economics, Undergraduate, Independent
Umeň Universitet
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
I used to hang out a little bit like all students at the schools e-pub and the night club Corona, on school campus. But I thought Havana, the cafe below Dragonen Hotel was cute and awesome. You meet lots of people and foreigners and exchange ideas and chats. I made a couple of friends in the cafes and I got used to this Hotel because it provided temporal lodging for me when I arrived Umeň. So, if ever you should be around Umeň, please, check out the cafe below Dragonen Hotel down town. You won't regret a thing.
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Emmanuel
Yaounde II, Soa, Yaounde, Cameroon
Economics, Undergraduate, Independent
Umeň Universitet
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: later moved to a student residential area
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
You become more responsible and do things the way you would like to. Besides, I am a graduate already.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I think the University, USBE, provides maximum help as concerns student housing. Everything is pre-arranged and the students don't have to bother much. It is really good and I like the way it is being handled.
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