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University of Port Elizabeth (UPE)

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Agne A
The Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus, Denmark
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
not really. i liked all the experiences i had, doesn't matter if they were bad or good, they thought me something i don't regret knowing
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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
3
Costs
4
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
organize a bit more activities for the international students. they need a big administrative system change in the whole university too (it would take too long to explain everything)
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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
it's a great country, so try to take as much as you can by traveling, trying to know natives and help them to develop (at the townships). don't go to the areas you are told not to, so you can avoid the trouble.
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Merlin J
Freie Universitńt Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Management Information Systems, Graduate, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
don't bring lots of old stuff, travel light. more and faster than you can imagine you will have new stuff, memories and items
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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
4
Culture
1
Costs
3
Activities
1
Campus life
2
Party / people
1
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
work hard, play hard
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
it is the individual professor who makes the difference. check them out before you register for an entire course.
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Agne A
The Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus, Denmark
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Government assistance<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
the food is cheaper, especially if you eat out; it is more expensive to talk on the phone; the housing is cheeper; it's cheeper to go out, so therefore you can spend more:); i tried to see as much as i can, so i travelled a lot, because maybe it was my only opportunity to visit SA
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Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Food, 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
it takes too long to transffer money to the South African account from the one abroad, so better have your own credit card, because you can pay with it almost everywhere as well as cash out
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Agne A
The Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus, Denmark
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
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
there is no problems communicating with professors and other students if you speak English. some of the people from the townships might not speak English, but it's not so often you can meet them either, so most of the time i felt comfortable about the language
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Agne A
The Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus, Denmark
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
"Club Here", "Friends"... there is a nice basketball court at the "King's Beach", lot's of places to play pool. there is a fleemarket every sunday by the "King's Beach", where you can find lots of African stuff.
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Agne A
The Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus, Denmark
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Academic
Course recommendations
be carefull when choosing Management Accounting (RK 302), it requires a lot of work and is difficult. if you are interested in Marketing, i would suggest International Marketing and Management Strategy (EBM 305). though it requires quite a bit of work, it's very interesting and the professor is very good
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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
students at the university are responsible for their actions, so i don't think their absents should be marked and it's their own responsibility to do the homework or not. that is what they should change i think
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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
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