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mfluch
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Mathematics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
none
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
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Essays and/or projects at the end of course
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mfluch
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Mathematics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No - I lived 6 years in my childhood in Finland, so I was familiar with the situation here...
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It's a realy good university, openminded to foreign students.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
I had a great year here, so great, that I finaly decided to stay here :-)
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mfluch
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Mathematics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Food is a little bit more expencive than at home. I got out more in the evening, hence more expense for nightlife. Traveling in Finland is cheap, students get 50% on most train and long distant buses, which are already without this discount cheap compared to Germany.
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Nightlife, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Housing, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Travel:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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mfluch
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Mathematics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
It is quit easy to live in Helsinki without knowing Finnish, knwoing the later makes it of course easier to make local friends...
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mfluch
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Mathematics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Cheap, good connection to the ciyt via the public transportation system, 24h Internet connection (more and more HOAS apartments are getting one)...
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The accomodation is best aranged by HOAS (http://www.hoas.fi).
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mfluch
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Mathematics, 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 both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The Tube - a quite nice pub in the center of the City.
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