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Uppsala Universitet (UU)

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4.18 / 5 based on 561 reviews
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Michael
Illinois State University, Bloominton, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Uppsala Universitet
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Swedish
Was learning Swedish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Swedish
How much did you improve your Swedish?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I didnt have time to take language course. Everyone speaks good english for the most part so my problems were minimal.All swedes can speak english or are trying to learn, so they like to hear it spoken.
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Michael
Illinois State University, Bloominton, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Uppsala Universitet
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Prices are generally higher for everything in Sweden. Swedish gov't offers free college and medical so taxes are brutal, be ready to pay for your drinks. If you stick to student bars you should be alright.
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Travel, Telephone, Food, Nightlife, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
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
Scale down the eating habits, food is expensive. Calling out of Europe to N.america is ridiculous.Try and get a job at a bar as I did. Its not hard and you will be able to eat and drink for free.
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Michael
Illinois State University, Bloominton, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Uppsala Universitet
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
My classes were a joke. But I had some buddies who had a hard time with their classes. My advice is to make it as easy on yourself as possible, Your not going to want to spend the weekend studying when your buddies are off traveling.
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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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Michael
Illinois State University, Bloominton, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Uppsala Universitet
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No. Its better to go knowing only the essentials and to learn for yourself.
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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
2
Culture
3
Costs
4
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
The swedish ladies...my god...the swedish ladies.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
Travel at every opportunity, meet as many people as possible, and get involved. There are activities for everyone, and your stay is as good as you make it. Right when you get there you will probably feel homesick, especially if during dark winter, but it will pass.
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Michael
Illinois State University, Bloominton, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Uppsala Universitet
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, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
You will see what events are for you. Every student joins a "nation" which has their own particular night for parties.Norrlands has great pub. Stockholms and Snerikes have the best clubs. Their are also smaller nation and pubs that are fun too. Make sure to go for a sauna late night at Flogsta. Town square has great spots for coffee, if you dont drink coffee, you will when you get there.Hit the "fikas" which are midday coffee breaks.
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Michael
Illinois State University, Bloominton, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Uppsala Universitet
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Dorms
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
I lived in Kantorsgatan which was nice, but I can be quiet at times.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Housing is very good, lots of space and is clean. Swedish are very nice, but you have to approach them..they are somewhat introverted.
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