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Universitšt Bern

University of Bern, International Relations, Gesellschaftsstrasse 25, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
3.94 / 5 based on 42 reviews.

Programmes
Accreditations
88% of students recommend
42 reviews
Housing
3.9/5
All experiences (42)
Student life
3.8/5
5 stars (18)
Academic
4.1/5
4 stars (18)
Languages
4.1/5
3 stars (6)
Expenses
3.8/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
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cheb, France

42 reviews of Universitšt Bern

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HOUSING    
by cheb, Universitť Paris V - Renť Descartes, Paris, France
Law, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? IN order to have a real private life and to be able to work with out being disturbed by the student parties.
Personal comments:
The university was very well organized and they give the choice of many possibilities.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Hayel, National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
Computer Science/IT, IAESTE
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
places where international students meet, that's my favorite place, like in Zurich ETH BQ for IAESTE, and pickwick in Bern for Erasmus students. as students we look for cheap places to go, because being together nomatter where os big joy.
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ACADEMIC    
by cheb, Universitť Paris V - Renť Descartes, Paris, France
Law, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Tey are expecting a very good german so watch out



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
none

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by MarŪa Esther, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Philology, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
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 the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Personal comments:
English was the most common language between international students. I also could improve my German, I took a German course at the University and also practiced the language in daily situations. However, people normally speak Swiss German, which is quite different from the Standard German that I studied and sometimes it was hard to communicate.
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EXPENSES    
by Hayel, National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
Computer Science/IT, IAESTE
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Live in Ukraine and the Live standard is lower than in Switzerland, so the expenses are less than in Home University, about nightlife, it was almost the same costs (we go to cheap night spots), traveling seems to be more expensive in Switzerland, but since I came here I bought special card (includes half price ticket and traveling for free after 19h)and biking to university in the morning, I did save alot, more than I accepted.
Housing, Telephone, Food, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Travel: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
by Hayel, National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
Computer Science/IT, IAESTE
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
I wish I could know German of French more to have more relationships with local people, not only students but people at traveling... Swiss people are very pleasent and open-minded.
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
it would be good idea to make meetings between international exchange programms students and local students, to let Swiss students get involved into internattional ones, in there country.



FINAL COMMENTS

you should know that Switzerland os not that expensive country if you know where to buy food, clothes get them from home, nevertheless if you can buy Bally :) transport, well if you're coming in Summer (lovely summer in Suisse) you need just Bike, well first you'll save money and stretch you ass! if you stay long term buy 1/2ticket+Gleis7, that would be very good, since you arrive to Swissland, keep around 250.-sfr for that for the whole year. don't dare to forget your sleeping bag, you'll need it. before coming to Suisse don't eat Pasta and cheese for at least on year! you'll be exiosted trying all of those different kind of them. about FREASH meat get ready to be vegetairian! it's toooo expensive (no problems if you eat God knows those sausages or Chineese bombed chickens:) ), don't hesitate if Swiss family invite you, stop stop you think they we'll cook meat Heheheheee, you'll get Fandue, what's that! it's surprise :)
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