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4.08 / 5 based on 30 reviews
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Jenny
FHTW Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Western Sydney
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
interesting slang + ozzie accent
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Jenny
FHTW Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Western Sydney
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
students accommodation and food is relatively cheaper than in Germany, I think.
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Travel, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, 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
you pay a charge every time you pay by bank card
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Jenny
FHTW Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Western Sydney
5.0/5
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
No, the projects of the course(advertising) are great! You don't have exams, you mostly do essays and projects.
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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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Jenny
FHTW Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Western Sydney
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
it gets cold in winter, even in Australia.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
stay where you are
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
you better have a car. get a cheap one and sell it at the end (after you've seen the rest of Australia with it).
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Jenny
FHTW Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Western Sydney
2.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
there are parties organised by the students but you get bored seeing the same people there over and over again. if you want to enjoy the nightlife- live in the city and commute to Uni.
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Jenny
FHTW Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Undergraduate, Independent
University of Western Sydney
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because the Uni is quite far from the city center
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
it's like living in a village full of students- quite cool. you share a little house with 2 -5 other students.
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