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4.20 / 5 based on 119 reviews
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Haya
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Ottawa
5.0/5
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
I improved my English, eventhough it was already pretty good. And I improved my French a bit (Ottawa being a bilingual city).
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Haya
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Ottawa
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Because I travelled more, went out more, and the rent was slightly higher.
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Overall, Housing, Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
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
Every-day life in Canada is slightly cheaper than in Holland, but in the end I spend more money than back home, because you do more activities and visit more places.
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Haya
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Ottawa
3.8/5
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
Overall
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Haya
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Ottawa
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No, I was quite well prepared.
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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
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
4
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
If you fully want to experience campus life and life with people who are generous, friendly and laid back.... you should definitely go to University of Ottawa!!
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Ottawa is pretty central, so you can travel to Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and New York easily. If you want to rent a car, get a international driver's licence in your home country (this helps). If you are under 19, don't go to Ottawa, because 19 is the legal drinking age and they are pretty strict on this.
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Haya
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Ottawa
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
Club China White and Club Suit 34 are the best dancing places; Caliente for a great Latin night; Father & Sons for a cheap drink and good talks with fellow students; the Yuks Yuks Club for stand-up comedy that makes tears roll down your face....
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Haya
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Ottawa
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Because on campus you meet lots of students from all over the world!
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Housing was perfectly organised by the University and therefore a great place to concentrate on your studies and to meet interesting people.
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