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4.20 / 5 based on 119 reviews
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Claire
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Agreement between the HES Amsterdam and The University of Ot
University of Ottawa
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Being a native english speaker I had no difficulties with the language in Canada or at the university
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Claire
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Agreement between the HES Amsterdam and The University of Ot
University of Ottawa
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
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Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Travel, Housing, Nightlife, Food:
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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Claire
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Agreement between the HES Amsterdam and The University of Ot
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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Claire
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Agreement between the HES Amsterdam and The University of Ot
University of Ottawa
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That the time would go so quickly. I wish I had made more of a few things such as traveling and seeing more of Canada
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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
2
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Stay on campus, there's a real sense of community and it's a way to interact more with the native students
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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
1
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
The university offers a number of trips and activities for a good price. The whale-wachting in Quebec is a worthwhile trip!
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Claire
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Agreement between the HES Amsterdam and The University of Ot
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
Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
All the pubs, clubs and bars in the centre are good. There's something for everyone and the people are really friendly. Montreal is definitely worth a visit and it only takes two hours to get there by bus!
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Claire
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Agreement between the HES Amsterdam and The University of Ot
University of Ottawa
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Because of the contact with fellow students
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The housing was well organised and the facilities were good
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