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RaSahlam
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits
I live with my parents, so I automatically spent more on food and accommodation. I hardly used my mobile phone as it was a dutch one, so It would've cost too much to use it. I went out more than In Holland so I spent more on nightlife. In Holland I have a travelcard which is funded by the government, so I spent more in the UK.
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Travel, Food, Nightlife, Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than 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
The buscard for the semester costed 145 pounds so that was a bit of a surprise. It's better to take lots of money every once in a while than to take little amounts, because your bank charges quite a lot for those transactions.
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gioraff
Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Just because at home I live with my family and I don't have to spend anything for food and accomodation. The possible difference is given by the weak value of my home currency against the sterling.
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Food, Housing, Overall, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
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
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Magalie R
Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Nantes, France
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The life in Wale is more expensive than the life in france. In adition, I chose to travel more to visit the country
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Travel, Food, Housing, Overall:
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
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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anonymous
Ripon College, Ripon, United States
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Everything was basically priced the same as at home so I was able to keep the budget I used at my home university. The only time that I went over budget a little was when I traveled.
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food, Nightlife, 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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marialbasantam
ICADE, Madrid, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
At home I live with my parents so I don't have to pay anything. There was an especial offer to phone so I could speak with my parents every day for €12 per month
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Overall, Nightlife, Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
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
none
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anonymous
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster, Germany
History, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Because everything is much more expensive than at home!
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Telephone, Travel, Nightlife, Food, Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
The pound/euro exchange rate!
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