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Umeň Universitet (UMU)

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4.04 / 5 based on 168 reviews
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Isaac
University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Management Science, Graduate, 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
My overall language and communication experience was pretty good. Although english is not the local language, almost everyone understood and spoke english. This made it very easy for me to communicate and also learn a couple of phrases in the local language. Ocassionally, i had problems when i went to the grocery store but there was always someone to help.
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Isaac
University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Management Science, Graduate, Independent
Umeň Universitet
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Telephone systems and technology in general are not quite deeloped at home and the very few companies that offer telephone services take advantage to charge high prices. In Sweden, it seems telecommunications technologies are very advanced and this may have resulted in efficient means of providing this service. This may have been translated into lower cost of production which is eventually reflected in the prices. I think the other expenses cost more because the general cost of living in Sweden is higher than Ghana's. I believe this situation is a reflection of the economic prosperity of both countries.
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Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Travel, Overall, Nightlife, Food:
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
The best way to save costs, especially on food, is to do your own cooking. Control how much you spend on alchohol and buy a bicycle.
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Isaac
University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Management Science, Graduate, Independent
Umeň Universitet
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Not really. I think the courses are very good and adequately equips the student with the the requisite knowledge.
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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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Isaac
University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Management Science, Graduate, Independent
Umeň Universitet
3.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No. I knew all i wanted to know.
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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
2
Costs
4
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
I believe its is a very good university. The facilities are great and the tuition is very good. I personally recommend it to everyone who aspires to benefit from good quality education. To benefit from all this without paying tiution fees is the best education deal anyone could ask for.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
2
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
The weather here is pretty cold and you need a lot of warmth clothing especially if you're coming from a tropical region like Africa. Save enough money becuase it is almost impossible to find work here. ake sure you have an international students ID card because this will enable you to fly from Stockholm to this place for only SEK300. The flight takes one hour. If you want to travel by train or bus, it will take you approximately 12 or 8 hours respectively. Make sure you buy all your books before you come because books are expensive here. It is a great place to study and i hope very one enjoys it as much as i did.
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Isaac
University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Management Science, Graduate, Independent
Umeň Universitet
2.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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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
Well, i'm yet to visit any night spots.
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Isaac
University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Management Science, Graduate, Independent
Umeň Universitet
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
I would like to live on campus because it will be relatively more convinient since i wouldn't have to walk much before getting to lectures. Also i will not incurr any transportation costs in doing so.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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