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198 reviews
4.05 / 5 based on 198 reviews
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Carlos
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
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
Overall
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Carlos
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Education, Teacher Training, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
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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
2
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
You can travel to Estonia, Russia and Sweden because of its nearest location. There is a foreign-student list via email that lets you know about activities, events... even you can ask and somebody always answer your question. FOREIGN-STUDENTS@HELSINKI.FI is an e-mail list meant for distributing * * information among foreign students at University of Helsinki and other * * interested parties maintained by the volunteers of ESN-U-Helsinki. * * * * To subscribe or unsubscribe send an email to: * * Majordomo@Helsinki.FI * * * * Instructions are available at the ESN website: * * http://www.helsinki.fi/hyy/esn/eng/lists.html *
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Carlos
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Education, Teacher Training, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
A private grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Because level of life/cost of life is much more in this country.
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Housing, Food, Nightlife, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Travel:
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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Carlos
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
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?
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: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I did not use to speak finnish in there, because my instruction was in english and all people know english in that country. They have no problems to communicate in english.
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Carlos
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Education, Teacher Training, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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Carlos
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Education, Teacher Training, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
none
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