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Kilde
University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
History, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Helsinki
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
There is one very important thing that most international students miss. They hardly attend the Finnish language courses. And in time one finds out that knowledge of Finnish, even in a basic level, is essential in order to understand ones enviroment.
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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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Alexis
Bath Spa University College, Bath, United Kingdom
Agriculture, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That I should have gone for a full year as opposed to 6 months, stay as long as you can.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
1
Culture
1
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Take as many varied courses and don't worry. Finnish Architecture is the best course ever!
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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
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Perosnal insurance a must with as much cover possible. There are losts of trips organised both by uni and companies advertsied all over the campuses to the surround countries. Organise a trip with friends somewhere, you'll learn a lot about yourself and them.
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jezdinsk
Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Social Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Everyday life in Finland is more expensive than in Austria in general, there are only some eceptions that are less expensive, f.g. travelling
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Nightlife, Overall, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Travel:
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
Telephone: Telia City
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Olivier
Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
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 English?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I only had a basic knowledge of English before going to Finland. After my stay there, I was at ease in most situations! Of course everybody speaks English there
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pauladeandres
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
There is more student life than shering a flat with two other students.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The University of Helsinki's acommodation system is the best one I've seen so far. Prices are very reasonable and flats are in a very good condition.
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stefano
Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The best pub was Barikarpanen, that in english language means Bar Fly. But first of all, if you go in Finland, you can not miss the Sauna after every activity.
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