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University College Cork (UCC)

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Harald W
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Alemania
Ciencias Políticas, Grado, Erasmus
Alojamiento
Tipo de alojamiento: Piso o apartamento
Organizado por: Independientemente - por elección propia
Si volviera, eligiría: Piso o apartamento
¿Por qué?
Accommodation on campus is quite expensive in Cork and the rooms are quite small. The appartments have a kind of clinical atmosphere. The appartments are usually well-equipped (kitchen - to share with three to five people -, dishes etc. What's missing is a washing machine and a dryer. The laundrette is very expensive. Most important for me, if you search for a house on your own you can choose your housematesand you are more flexible concerning the arrangements with the landlord. On campus for exapmle there's no refund if you want to change accommodation in the middle of the term (you always have to pay in advance).
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Evaluación personal
Gastos
Instalaciones
Ubicación
Limpieza
Espacio
Comentario personal
I was lucky to find some nice housemates and we rented a quite big perfectly equipped house, located in Sunday's Well and with a wonderful view to the River Lee. The distance to UCC was - in the eyes of our Irish fellows - quite big: 15 min walk to the Main Quadrangle.
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Harald W
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Alemania
Ciencias Políticas, Grado, Erasmus
Vida estudiantil
Cómo es la ciudad de destino:
La vida estudiantil domina en la ciudad
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Actividades: Principalmente en la universidad y/o entre estudiantes
Viajar, Vida nocturna: Tanto en el entorno universitario como fuera
Experiencia de vida social
Actividades
Vida nocturna
Viajes
Valoración global
Comentario personal
Don't miss the Cork Jazz Festival (I think it's at the end of October). Concerts all over the place, in cafes, bars and pubs, and everything for free (except for the drinks, of course). Favourite places to go: Bars: Reardens (on Washington) and An Borg (on Oliver Plunkett); Nightclubs: Sir Henrys (on Grande Parade) and Gorbys (on Oliver Plunkett); Pubs: The Bodega (on Cornmarket), Rosie O'Gradys (on North Main) and the New College Bar on campus;
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Harald W
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Alemania
Ciencias Políticas, Grado, Erasmus
Valoración global
Si lo hubiera sabido...
Take the baggage limitations of your airline seriously! We did not and had to pay at the airport.
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En mi opinión:
A todos les encantó, ¡y a tí también te encantará!
Factores imporantes para mi elección
(1) Sin importancia – (4) Muy importante
Razones académicas
1
Cultura
2
Gastos
3
Actividades
1
Vida universitaria
2
Vida social y fiesta
2
Clima y ubicación
3
Recomendación personal
Political Science is somehow an "exotic" subject at UCC (emphasis on the natural sciences). As mentioned above: don't stick to the European Studies department and inspect the programmes of the other departments as well. The International Student Office at UCC is quite flexible with regard to the wishes of Erasmus-students.
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Durante mi experiencia en el extranjero...
(1) Nunca – (4) Mucho
Me familiaricé con otra cultura
4
Viajé
4
Mejoré mis idiomas
3
Conocí gente de otros países
4
Me hice más autónomo
4
Me lo pasé bien de fiesta
4
Me cambió la vida
4
Avancé en mis estudios y mi carrera
4
Comentarios finales
Place you HAVE to go to: Killarney, Dingle, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle (Kiss the stone!), Cobh. UCC offers a relaxing atmosphere for your stay as an international student. Enjoy the time there! If you want to get into some media stuff, apply for an internship with Cork Campus Radio. You will be selected on the basis of an application form and an interview with the station manager. You'll learn a lot and it is great fun! (Say hello to Kieran, he is one of the fulltime staff there.) Search for the computer labs in the Food Science Building. They usually have the best machines and fastest internet access. If somebody of the staff is asking, just pretend to be a student at the department. Be careful with Cork's hairdressers!
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Harald W
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Alemania
Ciencias Políticas, Grado, Erasmus
Estudios
Recomendaciones de cursos
Political Science at UCC is mainly "European Studies", that means - as the name indicates - a big big emphasis on European topics. If you look around in other departments as well (History, Geography), you will find extremely interesting, sometimes even exotic seminars. The best course I attended: "Migration in Europe" with Mr Piaras McEinri (Geography department). This guy is brilliant!
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Mi experiencia académica
Calidad de los cursos
Variedad de los cursos
Acceso a recursos
Interacción con profesores
Interacción con estudiantes internacionales
Interacción con estudiantes locales
Comentario personal
Well, you just have to know and accept that academic life at UCC is more like in school rather than at a - for example - German university. Another important point: Irish students start their academic life at a age of 17. As a German student you are at least 20 years old when you join them through the Erasmus-programme. The library at UCC is rubbish for a political science student. Incredible! I based my research on the internet (good access in the computer labs) and the Munich library during my X-mas-break.
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Mi opinión de los sistemas de evaluación
Exámenes a final de curso
Exámenes a lo largo del curso
Trabajos y proyectos al final del curso
Trabajos y proyectos a lo largo del curso
Valoración global
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Harald W
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Alemania
Ciencias Políticas, Grado, Erasmus
Idiomas
Langue d: Inglés
¿Fue aprender Inglés fue un factor importante de elección?
Sí, quería mejorar mi Inglés
¿Cuánto mejoraste tu Inglés?
Mi nivel antes: Conversación general fluida
Mi nivel después: Conversación general fluida
Dificultades de idioma
Social
Educatives
Administrativas
Valoración global
Comentario personal
The Irish (especially the Cork accent) is beautiful but hard to understand at the beginning. It is not that stiff as the British one and not that broad as the American. All in all a good and friendly mixture. Forget about the "th" by the way. No Corkian pronounces it! Since it was kind of difficult to get to know a lot Irish students and I was dealing mostly with other international students (Spanish, Italian, French...), we had to be careful not to adopt each other's mistakes and create a kind of "foreign English". Cork's inhabitants are extremely friendly, especially the elderly. It often happened to me, that an old man or woman just started a pleasant conversation on any topic (e.g. in the supermarket, on my way to UCC etc.), unobtrusive and kind of charming.
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Harald W
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Alemania
Ciencias Políticas, Grado, Erasmus
Gastos
Fuente de financiación principal:
Familia
Otras fuentes de financiación:
Ahorro personal<br> Beca oficial<br> Beca ERASMUS
Oportunidades de trabajo:
Trabajé durante mi estudio en el extranjero
Costumbres personales de gasto
Life in Ireland is more expensive than in Germany. Taxes on income are down, prices are up. That' the way it is. Nightlife was a little bit cheaper in comparison to the one in Munich. Phone expenses were unreal, since I wanted to stay in touch with my girlfriend and my family and friends.
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Comida, Teléfono, General:
Más caro que en casa.
Alojamiento, Viajar:
Igual de caro que en casa.
Vida nocturna:
Menos caro que en casa.
Disponibilidad de material estudiantil
Libros de segunda mano
Enseres de segunda mano
Ordenadores / internet
Administrativo
Dinero de casa
Comentario personal
Keep an eye on the costs for heating and electricity and agree on fixed regulations with your landlord. Normally they don't have seperate electric meter, so sometimes they just estimate the costs, which might be good for their purses but not yours!
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