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Universiteit Maastricht (UM)

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4.09 / 5 based on 475 reviews
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Lesia L
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Law, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Languages
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 the local language
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
As most individuals had at least basic profiency in English, the opportunity to learn, or be forced to learn Dutch was unavailable.
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Lesia L
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Law, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Accomodation was in residence and cheaper than my rent. I was only in Maastricht for a short period and so spent more money going out and travelling than I would have at home to benefit from the experience. Long distance phone calls are more expensive too!
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
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
Buying a second hand bicycle saved time and money for the bus.
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Lesia L
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Law, Undergraduate, University Agreement
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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Lesia L
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Law, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
no.
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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
3
Costs
4
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
wonderful academic staff, great access to facilities. University is located in a a great location in a beautiful city with lots to do culturally, socially, etc. The city is also perfectly situated for travelling to other parts of Europe.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Anyone is Maastricht should take advantage of the bus service to Achen, Germany.
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Lesia L
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Law, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
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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Lesia L
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Law, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Housing
Type of housing: off-campus residence
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I have lived and experienced the campus residence lifestyle and would like to experience living as a private citizen in the country.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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