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4.03 / 5 based on 42 reviews
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Jagoda
Akademia Ekonomiczna Im. Karola Adamieckiego, Katowice, Poland
Accountancy, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Aveiro
3.0/5
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
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
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Jagoda
Akademia Ekonomiczna Im. Karola Adamieckiego, Katowice, Poland
Accountancy, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Aveiro
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
However I could take exams in English most of the classes were in Portuguese.
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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
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
All people and teachers are very nice and helpful.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Advice: take some warm clothes because in winter it's quite cold and most Portuguese houses doesn't have central heating. Ask Portuguese what to visit-sometimes they know small and very beautiful places that you cannot find in any guidebook.
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Jagoda
Akademia Ekonomiczna Im. Karola Adamieckiego, Katowice, Poland
Accountancy, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Aveiro
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Because life is more expensive in Portugal than in Poland and Portugal is a very beautiful and interesting country so I wanted to visit as many places as possible.
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Overall, Telephone, Travel, Housing, Food, Nightlife:
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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Jagoda
Akademia Ekonomiczna Im. Karola Adamieckiego, Katowice, Poland
Accountancy, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Aveiro
3.0/5
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 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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I developed my communication and language skills. I had an opportunity to meet with international students which also helped me to develop my intercultural skills. I am more fluent in English and I am able to communicate in Portuguese.
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Jagoda
Akademia Ekonomiczna Im. Karola Adamieckiego, Katowice, Poland
Accountancy, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Aveiro
3.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because I was independent and I was living with other students which helped me to develop my communication and intercultural skills as they were students from different countries.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
From other students I heard that housing at this university is very good.
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Jagoda
Akademia Ekonomiczna Im. Karola Adamieckiego, Katowice, Poland
Accountancy, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Aveiro
3.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Night spots: Bombordo;
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