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ainhoa
Universidad del País Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
All of the courses about that I had took were good, but if I have to choose the best one I would say that was "relationships between minorities and mayorities"
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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
No
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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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ainhoa
Universidad del País Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, 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
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It is really good, I think that is good oportunitie to go there if you have possibilities.
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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
All incredibly amazing.
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ainhoa
Universidad del País Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The country that I was going to was quite expensive comparing with the country that I live in.
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Travel, Food, Overall, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Housing:
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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ainhoa
Universidad del País Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, 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?
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: Basic phrases
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
In the begining was extrange to speak in a language that was not mine, but after some weeks I had get use completely to comunicate in this language.
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ainhoa
Universidad del País Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, 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 was a really good experience
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It was a really good place, and the experience was really good.
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ainhoa
Universidad del País Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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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
One of the best cafes that I had try was erotaia, and mothers and kitchens was also really good.
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