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4.05 / 5 based on 198 reviews
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elisabeth
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Linz, Austria
Social Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
5.0/5
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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elisabeth
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Linz, Austria
Social Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
no
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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
3
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
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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
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
4
Final comments
do not miss a trip to st.petersburg and the baltic states, join ESN - they will guide you through the term
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elisabeth
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Linz, Austria
Social Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
living costs are higher, travelling in a foreign country is more interesting than travelling in the home country :-))
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Overall, Travel, Housing, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
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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elisabeth
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Linz, Austria
Social Sciences, 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?
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: At ease in most situations
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
wide range of english and even german literature on all subjects
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elisabeth
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Linz, Austria
Social Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Erasmus people were living together; this made it easy to get into contact with other exchange students, but difficult to meet local people.
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elisabeth
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Linz, Austria
Social Sciences, 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, Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
tube, cafe ursula, maestro, east-west-bar (to experience the real finn-karaoke), party-trip to stockholm or tallinn
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