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4.05 / 5 based on 198 reviews
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Roberto
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Law, European Community/EU, Undergraduate, CIMO Scholarship thorugh Italian the Minister of Foreign Aff
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
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
Not really.
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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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Roberto
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Law, European Community/EU, Undergraduate, CIMO Scholarship thorugh Italian the Minister of Foreign Aff
University of Helsinki
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Finnish and costs.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Just go for one year, you will like it. Anyway it is too cold for me. (-27 C in February)
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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
I loved it, you will love it too....if you dont hate the cold winter!
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Roberto
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Law, European Community/EU, Undergraduate, CIMO Scholarship thorugh Italian the Minister of Foreign Aff
University of Helsinki
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Yes, Finland is totally more expensive than Italy.
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Nightlife, Overall, Food, Housing, Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Bus monthly ticket. A cycle in the spring. Eat at the university.
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Roberto
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Law, European Community/EU, Undergraduate, CIMO Scholarship thorugh Italian the Minister of Foreign Aff
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: 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: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
It was good,I spkke good english and they spoke a great english so I improved mine. Finnish is quite hard anyway.
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Roberto
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Law, European Community/EU, Undergraduate, CIMO Scholarship thorugh Italian the Minister of Foreign Aff
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Because it is easier to meet new people and socialize and you are really independent.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It was good, maybe the room was a bit small but someone got a smaller room so I was quite lucky. It was Anti Korpin Tie.
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Roberto
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Law, European Community/EU, Undergraduate, CIMO Scholarship thorugh Italian the Minister of Foreign Aff
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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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
VAPPU day,1st may. Dont miss it absolutely.
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