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stefano
Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
In the beginning it is quite hard to attend the courses in foreign language, but step by step it becomes easyer. Know your class as more as you can.
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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
It will be difficult to know really the local students but try enyway.
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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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stefano
Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
5.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Of course not, and for this reason that I really want to find a work experience abroad.
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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
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
In Finland, it is very hard to accede to the university, therefore all the students do not want to play. You have to do the same.
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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
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
4
Final comments
If you have the possibility, go.
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stefano
Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
An ERASMUS grant
occasional jobs
Work opportunities:
I worked, but it was illegal/cash in hand work
Personal spending habits
Because I am still living with my parents and I traveled a lot.
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Housing, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife, Telephone:
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
No.
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stefano
Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
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
I am very sotisfied about the english level that I got, even if the local language was finnish. Now I am able to spech about everything with everyone.
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stefano
Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because I really think that it is the best way to do an international experience. You may meet people and it is not expensive since you can devide the rent with the other flatmates.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It was a great experience, because I lived for seven months in a flat with other five guys from Czech Republic, France, England, Greece and Esthonia. Living in a multiciltural flat I enlarged my mind and, first of all, I improved a lot my english language.
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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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Activities, Nightlife: 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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