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4.02 / 5 based on 84 reviews
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Sandra
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Brighton
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Because of have lived before in England, and my instruction language in the NL was also English I didn't really occur bigger problems. But being in a native speaker environment offers more opportunities to improve syntax, vocabulary and pronounciation.
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Sandra
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Brighton
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
In general things were more expensive because of the exchange rate between the euro and the pound. But on the other hand since Amsterdam is a quite expensive city as well, things like food and nightlife were not much more expensive. The most expensive item in the UK was the rent which was still very high even though I stayed in student halls.
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Housing, Travel, Overall, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Nightlife:
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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Sandra
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Brighton
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Compared to study program at home uni (HES) very -too- theoretical.
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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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Sandra
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Brighton
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No, going abroad is always something unpredictable. Dealing with it is the challenge which I in general enjoy.
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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
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Be prepared for a lot of reading!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
When trying to get a mobile phone contract or a bank account - even though you are coming from a EU country - lie and tell them you are living in the UK for 3 years already, otherwise almost impossible to be eligible for phone companies and banks!
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Sandra
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Brighton
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
too many places...not seen so many yet. But favourite Bar so far the "Greens", and as a more relaxed place "Ali-Cat"
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Sandra
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Brighton
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Living on the campus gives good opportunities to get to know your fellow students, and especially the international students.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Our housing facilities were really good. Quite newly built halls, with nice big kitchen, ensuite facilities in every room, plus internet access for a small extra-charge. Unfortunately, most of the downloads blocked for security reasons. Nice quiet location in the hills but also main draw-back was that is was about 30-40 mins bus ride to the town centre. Since accommodation managed by independent housing agency very good service by the on-campus accommodation office.
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