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Universiteit Maastricht (UM)

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4.08 / 5 based on 500 reviews
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Irene S
Universität St. Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
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Housing, Nightlife, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Food:
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
none
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Irene S
Universität St. Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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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Irene S
Universität St. Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
You can't know everything before going, it's a learning experience!
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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
3
Culture
2
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Courses were quite a lot of work for many students I talked to, so you should be prepared that you can't party all the time if you want to bring home decent grades. Or choose not too many courses!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Definitely visit Amsterdam! Also The Hague, Rotterdam, Cologne and Brussels are not too far and worth a visit!
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Irene S
Universität St. Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I love Dutch, it's a very intersting language and not too difficut to learn for German speakers. I also made progress with my English, of course.
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Irene S
Universität St. Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Guesthouse for exchange students
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why?
much cheaper
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The Guesthouse was good to get to know people, but I think I wouldn't choose it again as it is very expensive and especially I wouldn't choose a double room again.
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Irene S
Universität St. Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
none
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