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17 Expenses Reviews
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christiantorrens
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Telephone: local calls are free and I did not use any mobile. Accomodation: At home I live with my family. However, flatting in New Zealand is far cheaper than in Spain. Night life: Alcohol is expensive, but entrance to the clubs is usually free of charge. Travel: The accomodation in backpackers is really affordable and travelling by bus is also very cheap. However, air fares are very expensive. I also spend a lot travelling, because all the adventure sports to do and all the beautiful sceneries that New Zealand has and I did not want to miss.
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Overall, Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Food:
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
Plan ahead your expenses, if you do so you probably will not find any surprise. In general I consider New Zeland a "cheap country".
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Jill
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
The only main difference was traveling expenses. I spent this money because I was in a different country and wanted to explore and see it for all it offered.
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Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Overall, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
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
Try to find other international students who are leaving when you are coming, they will always have cheap furniture, bedding, and other stuff that you need.
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Joel
Haute Ecole ICHEC -St Louis- ISFSC, Brussels, Belgium
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
I was travelling around every weekend (including skiing, bungee jumping, diving, caving etc.). Besides this the liquor is more expensive
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Nightlife, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone:
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
Plan enough money for heaps of advanture activities
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klaudia1004
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Because I live with my family at home = almost no expenses.
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Travel, Housing, Food, Overall, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
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
No. Cost of living in general lower than in Europe and USA.
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Florence
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
4.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
bank loan
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Because as an international student you want to see it all, and you just go for the full experience to learn about all the opportunities (culture, people, scenery, sports) in the country
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Overall, Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Food:
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
Buy the interantional Kia Ora Card for cheap phonecalls to any country in the world
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Sophie
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
University scholarship
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
cheaper groceries
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Housing, Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Travel, Food, Overall, 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
no
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Alexandra
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
I did more travelling than at home and we went out quite a lot. Food: vegetables and fruits (my main source of food) was more expensive. But it was worth it!!!!
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Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, 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
none
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Sam_From_US
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States
Marine Science / Oceanography, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
4.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Different costs, plus the good exhange rate
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Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Travel, Nightlife, Overall:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
University arranged a couple of very inexpensive 3 day trips...real value
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Katharina
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
University scholarship
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
because I was travelling a lot, the accomodation was more expensive than my room in Vienna, ...
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Overall, Housing, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
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
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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stephanie
Högskolan i Halmstad, Halmstad, Sweden
Medical Sciences, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Otago
1.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Not specified
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits
bad housing, unclean, no insulation, landlords no good, foul mouthed...
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Overall, Telephone, Travel, Housing, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
they like to take as much money off you as they can...even if it means making you repeat courses...!!!
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Nicholas
Bates College, Lewiston, United States
Physics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
4.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Exchange rate and purchasing power.
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Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Overall, Nightlife, Food, Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
NZ was cheaper then i thought it would be.
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Catherine
HEC Paris, Paris, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Independent
University of Otago
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
job here
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Telephone, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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vanessa
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Read more >
Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Christian
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Read more >
Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Overall, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Nora
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
university grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Read more >
Food, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Alexander
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Otago
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
University
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Read more >
Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife, Overall:
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
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Ignacio
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Otago
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Read more >
Overall, Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Nightlife, Food:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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