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Olivier
Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Courses not to be missed: Any courses taught by Marti Koskeniemi
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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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Olivier
Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Fundings from my Home University.
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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
3
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
This University is just GREAT. Teachers aer nice and competent, the administrative staff always ready to help and is really responsive. Concerning the Infrastructure, University of Helsinki is very very modern. You will find more easily an available computer than a desk to study. Don't forget your laptop to connect nearly everywhere on the WIFI.
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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
4
Final comments
1. Take care to order your beers during happy hours :p 2. Go to Lapland and North Cap. 3. Experience Finnish sauna 4. Taste some reindeer!
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Olivier
Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits
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Overall, Housing, Food, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, 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
none
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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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Olivier
Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
It was a great opportunity to meet both locals and international students.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
University of Helsinki knows how to take care of its students. Nice 26m² studios fully furnished in quiet areas!
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Olivier
Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Law, Undergraduate, 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: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The place to be on Wednesdays is Amarillo for nice drinks. The Barfly is a nightclub and The students headquarter on Thursdays. Go to Molly Malone to get Irish drinks
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