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Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

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3.65 / 5 based on 119 reviews
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Washington State University, Pullman, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
3.8/5
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?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before:
My level after:
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Had a great opportunity to practice and expand my French, while picking up bits of Dutch.
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Washington State University, Pullman, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Not specified
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits
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Nightlife, Overall, Food, Telephone, Travel:
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
none
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Washington State University, Pullman, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2.5/5
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
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
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Washington State University, Pullman, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
3.8/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Feel I was as prepared as one can be.
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The university lacks some things I consider basic to a place of higher learning, but overall it was a good experience. The student to teacher ratio allowed for individual attention, which is something I did not experience at my home university.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
2
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Be willing to adapt. And bring an umbrella if you're coming to Belgium.
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Washington State University, Pullman, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
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Travel, Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
none
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Washington State University, Pullman, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing:
Arranged by:
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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