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Universität zu Köln (UNIKOELN)

282 reviews
3.95 / 5 based on 282 reviews
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lpedragosa
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, CEMS
Universität zu Köln
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Try to get into the courses with an international approach.
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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
A little bit more of organization wouldn't be bad at all...
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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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lpedragosa
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, CEMS
Universität zu Köln
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nothing, I like to discover new places and situations on my own.
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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
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Try to organize exchange students needs and activities better. Try to offer more subjects for these students as well.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
If you want to experience the real and anonymus European University this is your choice.
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lpedragosa
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, CEMS
Universität zu Köln
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
More or less, life was the same as at home
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Nightlife, Overall, Food, Housing, Telephone, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Watch out with phone bills at home, specially with international calls.
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lpedragosa
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, CEMS
Universität zu Köln
3.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I find German difficult compared to other languages such as English, but I wanted to learn it and that's what I did.
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lpedragosa
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, CEMS
Universität zu Köln
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because you could experience better the city life
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
They have accommodation problems with foreign students due to an accommodation shortage around University.
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lpedragosa
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, CEMS
Universität zu Köln
3.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel, Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
There are plenty of night spots in Cologne. Restaurant Magnus, close to University campus they have the best branch on the weekends
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