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onnijatoivo
Universitaet Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Development Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
wider variety in English teachings
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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
more practice + better feedback on presentations
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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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onnijatoivo
Universitaet Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Development Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
more Finnish however
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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
2
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
get subscribed to foreign-student-mailing-list + learn some Finnish basics, though is not really needed for pssing daily life
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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
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Porvoo, Lappland, Tallin, Stockholm, Turku
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onnijatoivo
Universitaet Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Development Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
expenses were alike
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Nightlife, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Overall, Housing, Travel:
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
just don't exaggerate
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onnijatoivo
Universitaet Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Development Studies, 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: At ease in most situations
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: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
one can cope any situation without knowing Finnish
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onnijatoivo
Universitaet Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Development Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why?
for practicing hostcountry's language
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
good organisation, reasonable prices,
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onnijatoivo
Universitaet Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Development Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife, Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
copacabana+opera
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