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Vesalius College

12 reviews
4.57 / 5 based on 12 reviews
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molnix
Seattle University, Seattle, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Vesalius College
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your the local language?
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
I wish there was a larger Dutch speaking community in Brussels, this city is better for those looking to learn French.
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molnix
Seattle University, Seattle, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Vesalius College
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> A private grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
The exchange rate was bad while I was there.
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Travel, Overall, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, 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
You can borrow household items for the year from the student organization, a HUGE money saver. You will have to elbow your way in to get a computer sometimes.
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molnix
Seattle University, Seattle, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Vesalius College
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Challenging courses, incredible professors!
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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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molnix
Seattle University, Seattle, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Vesalius College
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Very little opportunity to speak Dutch in Brussels.
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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
4
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Great place but you will have to really work to meet local students.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
If you decide to go, take me with you! I miss it terribly.
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molnix
Seattle University, Seattle, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Vesalius College
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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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
The sports bar on campus is good for cheap eats, MonteChristo is good for salsa and L'Archiduc is the BEST for jazz!
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molnix
Seattle University, Seattle, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Vesalius College
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Au Pair
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why?
The only way to get a true cultural experience!
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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