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Anja K
Universitetet i Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Literature, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I spent less on food and nightlife since these things were cheaper in Leeds. Housing was a major expense whereas travelling could be done in an affordable way, I spent more on this because I travelled a lot more than I would at home.
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Overall, Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Food:
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
I thought my money would last longer in the U.K. than in Norway as things are generally less expencive. The living costs turned out to be a little much, and I did not try to save money to begin with, which is always a mistake. A good advice is to find a part-time job as soon as possible as it will help your money last longer and it can also be a great experience.
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Himanshu B
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Not specified
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
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Food, Travel, Overall, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
was the same price as at home.
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
One way to save some money on food and day-to-day groceries is to always look for sales. Even small convenience stores have items on sale. A good way to save money at clubs and bars is to look for flyers that either get you in with cheap cover or even free. There are many students handing out flyers every day in school for different places so you can check them out. Also, inside clubs you can get certain drinks for a pound or on a 3-for-1 deal that can save you a lot of money.
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anonymous
Stockholms Universitet, Stockholm, Sweden
Biology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Telephone I think is obvious (alot of overseas calls home). And I spent a lot of money travelling since I wanted to take the opputrunity to see as much as possible. Living close to the univeristy and town I saved money on busses since I walked almost everywhere. Also alot was spent on setting up home (pots and pans cuttlery, tv license, insurance etc).
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Travel, Overall, Housing, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife:
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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Mariano G
Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
the cost of livin is, in general terms, higher in the UK than in Spain. I spent much more in traveling because I did not want to miss the chances that my new geografical situation offered me
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Food, Overall, Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
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
great solidarity among the students from abroad. It helps to save mony, specially in the arrival.
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Charlotte M
Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium
International Relations, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
For travel simply because I travelled more than I do at home! The other stuff was just more expensive than it is in Belgium.
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Food, Travel, Nightlife, Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
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
Not really, I looked into it very carefully before I left. It is easy to keep track of your money, not in detail but just write down what you spend and when.
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K P
Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
Engineering, Civil, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I ended up spending more because the exchange rate made it more expensive. Otherwise the actual price tag on items was very similar to the United States.
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Food, Nightlife, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Travel:
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
Traveling within Europe and the UK was much cheaper than purchasing all of the flights beforehand in the United States.
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