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Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen (UIA)

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3.56 / 5 based on 12 reviews
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izakop
Uniwersytet Slaski, Katowice, Poland
Linguistics, Graduate, scholarship
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen
2.5/5
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: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
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 attended a crash Dutch course but it was of poor quality. Then I learned myself and so my progress was slow.
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izakop
Uniwersytet Slaski, Katowice, Poland
Linguistics, Graduate, scholarship
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
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Travel, Housing, Overall, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
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
none
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izakop
Uniwersytet Slaski, Katowice, Poland
Linguistics, Graduate, scholarship
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen
3.8/5
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
Overall
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izakop
Uniwersytet Slaski, Katowice, Poland
Linguistics, Graduate, scholarship
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had learned some Dutch.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
1
Costs
4
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
It's a good university, but you need to be patient if you want to get some documents, books, etc. IL loans work very bad.
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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
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
You will love Antwerp, it's very cosmopolitan.
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izakop
Uniwersytet Slaski, Katowice, Poland
Linguistics, Graduate, scholarship
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel, Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
none
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izakop
Uniwersytet Slaski, Katowice, Poland
Linguistics, Graduate, scholarship
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
The dorm was smelly.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The land lady was nice but there was only one washing machine, showers always blocked, dirty kitchens.
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