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Umeå Universitet (UMU)

170 reviews
4.05 / 5 based on 170 reviews
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Rémi
ICN Business School, Nancy, France
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Umeå Universitet
5.0/5
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 Swedish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Swedish
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
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
It was great because in Sweden, 95% of the inhabitants can speak english. So it's easier to communicate.
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Rémi
ICN Business School, Nancy, France
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Umeå Universitet
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The housing et the phone were cheaper than in France.
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Nightlife, Overall, Food, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, 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
none
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Rémi
ICN Business School, Nancy, France
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Umeå Universitet
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
The courses at USBE was were interesting but teachers just explain a book, very theorical.
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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
more practice should be good.
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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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Rémi
ICN Business School, Nancy, France
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Umeå Universitet
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
It is very cold in sweden in winter. You have to ride your bike when it snows.
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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
1
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
2
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
People in Sweden are very healthy and do lot af sport.
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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
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
It was a really great experience: meeting people, improving the skills in english...
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Rémi
ICN Business School, Nancy, France
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Umeå Universitet
0.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Oleary's pub. Corona club.
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Rémi
ICN Business School, Nancy, France
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Umeå Universitet
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why?
It was very spacious, friendly roomate. There are a washing machine and clothe dryer, a big kitchen.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
There were a lot of students. The accomodation is quite cheap (250€ per month. Not so far to the university (10 minutes by bike).
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