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4.05 / 5 based on 198 reviews
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Florence
Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium
Education, Teacher Training, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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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Florence
Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium
Education, Teacher Training, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I could have gone for a longer period.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Very open-minded, friendly staff , a lot of social, sport... events.
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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
It will cost a lot! It's a beautiful country... You should certainly visit Lapland! Finland, is not Europe, it's a different culture, other habits. Finnish a a terrible language to learn!
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Florence
Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium
Education, Teacher Training, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
It's an expensive country...
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Nightlife, Overall, Food, Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
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
I've your planning a lot of (sport)trips (like Lapland, Russia, Estonia, Sweden...) you better have a lot off money at your account.
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Florence
Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium
Education, Teacher Training, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.0/5
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Finnish is too hard to learn in such a short time.
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Florence
Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium
Education, Teacher Training, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
In the same residence.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I aranged my housing within Hoas (Student Housing for Finnish and foreign students)
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Florence
Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium
Education, Teacher Training, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
M-bar, Baarikäpänen, Amarillo, Vanha (old studenthouse). Sporting events (Skiing trip to Messila, Himos...) Esn!
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