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Andreia
Helsingin Liiketalouden Ammattikorkeakoulu, Helsinki, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Aveiro
3.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
If you dont speak portuguese, you are going to have a hard time in classes..
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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
Internationalization.
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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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Andreia
Helsingin Liiketalouden Ammattikorkeakoulu, Helsinki, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Aveiro
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The slowness with everything here.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
2
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Great University, but all courses in portuguese..
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Overall great place to study, travel and meet new people!
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Andreia
Helsingin Liiketalouden Ammattikorkeakoulu, Helsinki, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Aveiro
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
At home I didnt had time to travel and go out that much.. ALso living alone is always more expensive.. (I live alone in Portugal)
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Travel, Housing, Nightlife, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone:
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
Yes, the electricity is really expensive here. 80 euros / month (for a studio!!)
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Andreia
Helsingin Liiketalouden Ammattikorkeakoulu, Helsinki, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Aveiro
3.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Portuguese
Was learning Portuguese a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your Portuguese?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
At the beginning I had problems with the slang, but now Im pretty good with that already.
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Andreia
Helsingin Liiketalouden Ammattikorkeakoulu, Helsinki, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Aveiro
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because I want my own space.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The residences at University are old and therea are no room for exchange students.
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Andreia
Helsingin Liiketalouden Ammattikorkeakoulu, Helsinki, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Aveiro
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities, Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Bombordo, the Erasmus bar, from 10pm to 2am. After that Club8 until 7am. From thursday to saturday best days to go out!!
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