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Universitetet i Tromsø (UIT)

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4.48 / 5 based on 19 reviews
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ericwana
University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
Marine Science / Oceanography, Graduate, 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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
It was unfortunate the local language was not a requirement for my very intensive 2-year studies. I wish I had some lessons in both Norwegian and English so it could facillitate my knowledge in Norwegian. However, it was wonderful to learn a few things from the social activities.
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ericwana
University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
Marine Science / Oceanography, Graduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
The standard of living at home is generally low
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Telephone, Housing, Food:
was more 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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ericwana
University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
Marine Science / Oceanography, Graduate, University Agreement
Academic
Course recommendations
A GIS course may be considered for marine fishreies research
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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
Not really, everything seems to be ok
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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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ericwana
University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
Marine Science / Oceanography, Graduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nothing really
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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
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
It has a very friendly international atmosphere. This may be further enhanced if they require international students to learn and pass the local language as part of their programmes
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Can be extremely cold, windy, lots of snow and dark in the long winter months in Tromsø. The weather is not bad per se, your dressing may however be bad!
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ericwana
University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
Marine Science / Oceanography, Graduate, University Agreement
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
'strøket' and 'driv'
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ericwana
University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
Marine Science / Oceanography, Graduate, University Agreement
Housing
Type of housing: Student hostel
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because an apartment would be more spacious and I'll be more independent
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
As a student the accomodation was good.
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