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vencellos
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, International, 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
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vencellos
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, International, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Maybe, that I was gonna miss it soooo much, afterwards...
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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
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
If you are a Law Student, get in contact with Jan Klabbers.
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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
3
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
Go to Finland... don't even doubt!!
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vencellos
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, International, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Unfortunately and despite being one of my favourite countries in the world is, also, one of the most expensives in Europe.
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Nightlife, Travel, Food, Telephone, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
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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vencellos
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, International, 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?
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Finland, like any other Scandinavian country, has an unbelieveable rate of fluent English speakers so, getting along in English was not a problem at all. Not even with sixty year-old people!!!
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vencellos
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, International, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why?
To get a deeper involvement in Finnish life through a first-hand relation with Finns.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Very well organised, not too burocratic and with very nice and helpful staff at the International Relations Office
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vencellos
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, International, 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: 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
Kerma, Soda Bar, Botta, Vanha, Sauna Bar, Esplanadi Cafe.
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