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University of Limerick (UL)

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4.06 / 5 based on 263 reviews
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micri_me
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
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)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Obviously, the every-day exposition to another language makes you improve with it and after some time, you, not only think in that language, but also dream in it and therefore you feel comfortable. Nevertheless, the fact that it was an Erasmus program made you be in contact with a considerable number of students of your own country, so you cannot say that it was a complete inmersion. With this I mean that the improoving could have been bigger.
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micri_me
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Mainly because I have always lived with my parents and all those expenses have been covered by them, but in comparison, life was a bit more expensive there.
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Nightlife, Housing, Overall, Food, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
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
Not at all.
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micri_me
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
I liked to meet and face things as they came.
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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
2
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It is a Uniniversity to make an on-campus life, because it is a bit far (20 minutes drive) from the town, but it is a really complete campus and you can find anythig you want in it.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
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
2
Final comments
The only helpfull advice I could give is to remark the idea that U.L. is a total student life university, where you are goig to be all the time in contact with foreing students (30% are not Irish) but, in general, there is not a big social life with local people. The only necessary thing is beeing open minded.
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micri_me
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
It is better to focus just in the areas you are interested into, because subjects are really differnt from one another and they do not interact at all when they belong to differnt areas. Though it resulkts atractive to try different things.
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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
Overall
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micri_me
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel, Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
NIght life is different in Ireland than in Spain. Both pubs and discos close earlier at night (about 2 a.m.) and this together with the fact that the campus was 20 minutes drive from the town made people decide, most of times, spend the nightimes at the campus bar (the Stables). In town there were a couple of nice discos such as "docks" or "The Market" and a social meeting point to go watching sport matches at the TV called "The Sports Bar" placed in O'Connell Street, which is the main street of Limerick.
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micri_me
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
It was an on-campus student village and we lived in houses with all the facilities.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Thougth there were several posibilities of acomodation, the studentt village I lived in was the best option. It was inside the campus, five minutes far from the university buildings and beside the sports fields. In the village there were ell the services we could need (laundry, market,...) and the houses were equiped with six rooms, one kitchen, a rest room and two bathrooms for every six students. It was really comfortable.
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