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Sven v
Inholland University Alkmaar, Alkmaar, Netherlands
International Relations, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
The supermarkets in Sweden are more expensive than in Holland. Therefore you will definitly need about 2000 swedish crowns (about 230 euro's) per month to eat. In Holland I still lived with my parents so I did not have any expenses in that field. But in Sweden you will pay about 1000-1400 euro's (depends on the kind of residence you're staying in) for the entire stay. So that is about 250-350 euro's per month. You have to pay this money in two terms: In March and in May. There is a different arrangement if you are from the US.
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Overall, Housing, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Nightlife, Travel:
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
There were no financial surprises for me, because on beforehand, Vxj Universtet will send you a booklet with valuable information. They also give an indication of how much money the experience will cost you alltogether.
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Lyns
University of Glamorgan, Treforest, United Kingdom
Television and Globalization, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I did a lot more travelling than I do at home. I wanted to take the opportunity to see some of the world! Nightlife was generally more expensive, as was food, although pizza in the campus shop (deliverys done)was cheaper.
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Overall, Nightlife, Food, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
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
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
There is a second hand shop open once a week and if you can be bothered to find it when you first arrive it could save you money on household stuff. Just look around town. Don't expect Ikea to be like the ones at home, I was well suprised when we drew up outside a warehouse with red writing. It works along the same warehouse type principle but is not the cliched yellow and blue-much sadness!!!
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Jesse P
University of Minnesota - Duluth, Duluth, MN, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Housing seemed relatively cheap to me with what you received compared to living costs at my home university. Of course, being abroad, in a different country, and on a different continent, the opportunity to travel took hold of me. The international atmosphere and opportunities to socialize with many diverse and interesting people also led to a lot of nightlife activities.
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Nightlife, Travel, Overall, 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
Sweden may have higher taxes than what you are used to so you learn the ropes with finding the cheap sources for what you need (e.g. buying alcohol on trips to Germany, finding the cheapest supermarkets in town, etc...)
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Rodrigo D
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Estado de Mexico, Mexico
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The standard of living is quite high. You get to see the tax money in the society, which I think is great. There are some things that are quite expensive but you learn to live with it, saving here or there. In the end you are a student and you need to learn something about economy.
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Overall, Housing, Telephone, Nightlife, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
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
Living expenses might surprise in the beginning, but youll get used to it. Find out as soon as possible the 2nd hand books. Try to cook as much as possible at home. In-house parties are also a good tip.
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Joshua B
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, United States
Sociology, Undergraduate, Study Abroad Program
Expenses
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> Government assistance<br> A private grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Food is VERY expensive in Sweden. But using the telephone and transportation are much more affordable and accessable. My apartment is Sweden was state-owned, so it was partially subsidized and cost only around $225.00/month. Very fair for the great quality.
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Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Travel, Housing, Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Drink only at the student pubs. Otherwise, your money will disappear quickly. Also, try to eat at home, restaurants are also expensive and the service isn't very good in comparison to the price you pay.
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John S
Technologiko Ekpedeftiko Idrima - Athinas, Athens, Greece
Computer Science / IT, 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
Country is generally more expensive, with very few exceptions. I was lucky to get really cheap accomodation, having to share the flat with 2 other people.
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Overall, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, 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
Open your own bank account and transfer a big amount in tthe beginning.. International fees cost a lot. Cook for yourself. Go by bike. Buy a second hand computer. Dont even think about sending parcels home. too expensive.
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