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4.05 / 5 based on 198 reviews
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letizia
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Anything to do with languages
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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
I am only doing a summer course now, to start with but everybody is great
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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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letizia
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Some skills of Finnish
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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
1
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Many courses offered. Great people!!
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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
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
You can experience amazing things in this country. Midnight Sun, low temperatures, ice palace in Kemi, good food (makkara), sauna and lake bath! It is a country not to be missed!!
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letizia
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I travelled more in here because I want to take advantage of the situation and visit all the countries around!
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Travel, Overall, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Housing, Nightlife:
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
trips to Tallin are amazingly cheap. Food is very expensive but luckily students get discounts in transport
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letizia
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, 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?
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 the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Difficult language but got a lot of help
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letizia
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Friend
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Friend
Why?
It is easier
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I was lucky to know people here
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letizia
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Translation/Interpretation, 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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Nightlife, Travel, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The ones near the beach, green and full of nice people
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