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4.05 / 5 based on 198 reviews
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matteo
UniversitÓ Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
Social Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Many practical courses, in a USA way of studying
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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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matteo
UniversitÓ Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
Social Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
no
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
It would be great to have better communication between foreign students and finnish students
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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
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
3
Final comments
You have to go, at least just for visiting
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matteo
UniversitÓ Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
Social Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Especially we had many student facilities in travelling
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Nightlife, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Travel, 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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matteo
UniversitÓ Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
Social Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.5/5
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: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
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
every one in Suomi speak a good English, You really don't need to learn finnish language
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matteo
UniversitÓ Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
Social Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
It is actually the same to me, but an apartment make me free more than campus or other accomodations
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It was a cool and clean apartment in the perifery of Helsinki. I shared it with guys from German and Finland. It has been a good opportunity for meeting new people
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matteo
UniversitÓ Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
Social Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Cool places. Finn students can better suggest You, I actually have some problems in spelling Finnish names....
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