Erasmus Report Hanken School of Economics Vaasa

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Erasmus Report Hanken School of Economics Vaasa"

Transcription

1 Erasmus Report Hanken School of Economics Vaasa Autumn semester 2015 Julia Guenther S January, 2016

2 A) General report 1.) Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad I studied at the Hanken School of Economics from the 2 nd of September till the 18 th of December. However, the 30 th and 31 th of August were introduction days, therefore it is necessary to arrive a little earlier than the actual begin of the study period. The Hanken School of Economics is located in two cities in Finland, in Helsinki and Vaasa. This is important to know so you won t make the same mistake as I did. We were in total three students from the RUG who applied to Hanken and all of us thought we would go to Helsinki instead of Vaasa. This proved to be wrong. However, looking back, I am glad that I ended up in Vaasa. The four months in Vaasa were an amazing time and it could not have been any better! Vaasa is definitely a small city but this can be an advantage as you make friends faster and get orientation in the city more easily. 2.) Contact with home faculty, preparation and journey The RUG provided us with a list of possible places for the study abroad. I choose three preferences, ranked them 1 st, 2 nd and 3 rd and wrote a short motivation letter for my first choice, which was Hanken. Therefore, the application procedure was easy. Once the RUG accepted me at Hanken in Vaasa (not Helsinki as I hoped first), I still had to apply to Hanken. However, this was just a matter of bureaucracy. Hanken sent me a detailed step-by-step guidance to help me fill out the required documents. Therefore, it was easy to do that. Once also Hanken accepted me officially as one of their incoming exchange students I had to get a personal password to be able to use their computer facilities. This was the only thing in the entire preparation process that was somehow inconvenient for me. Because of security reasons, Hanken was not willing to send this document to my home address but only to the Exchange Office of the RUG. This can be tricky if you are an international student as they send this password during summer vacation. I am German and didn t spend the summer vacation in Groningen, so I had to arrange that someone picked the password up for me and send it to me. It is very important that you get this password, as it is the only way you can use the computers at Hanken. My journey to Vaasa was perfectly fine. If you want to fly to Vaasa you will most likely have a stop over in Helsinki or Stockholm. However, you can also choose to fly to Helsinki and than go my train to Vaasa (4 hours travel). I arrived by plane and already met two other exchange students in the airplane from Helsinki to Vaasa, which was nice. We were picked up by our tutors, which were the most helpful and kindly people I got to know during my stay.

3 3.) Residence abroad I applied for an apartment at the student housing office (VOAS) as soon as I could. That was three months before my arrival in Vaasa. However, VOAS did not confirm me a room until 10 days before my departure. I was already stressed and very lucky when I finally got the confirmation. My room was located in Olympia, which I can recommend as it close to the city center and the university. However, I was unlucky and got an unfurnished room, which meant that I had to arrange all furniture by myself (bed, mattress, lamp, desk etc.). Olympia 1 and 2 are two buildings, which are located right next too each other. However, only Olympia 1 has furnished apartments, Olympia 2 doesn t. Therefore, I can strongly recommend that you apply for a room in Olympia 1! In case you get an unfurnished room as I did, I can recommend you to book one or two nights in the Omena Hotel (cheap and good location). Than you have sufficient time to organize yourself and find some furniture (I got mine from second hand shops). Furthermore, some apartments from VOAS are rather far away from the city center, therefore you should pay attention when you apply for a room that you name student houses with a central location as your preference. The houses at VOAS are very basic but are sufficient for your 4- month stay. They are quite cheap ( euros), which is nice as expenditures for food, going out and traveling will be much higher than you are used to. The houses are mostly shared with one or two roommates. Most likely your tutors will offer to pick up your apartment key for you. This is a great offer as the office of VOAS is only opened till 5pm and closed on Sundays. As Finland belongs to the EU a Visa is not necessary. Therefore, you can just travel with your ID. However, depending on the trips you want to make it might be necessary to take your passport too! If you want to travel to St. Petersburg a passport is necessary. I can only recommend this trip as it was one of the best experiences I made. Hanken will tell you to register at the local Police station as your stay in Finland exceeds three months. This costs 50 euros. To be honest I don t think that it really matters whether you register or not. If you leave the country in the first three months of your stay in Finland it is not really necessary either. None of us registered as the police at we travelled a lot and therefore left the country several times. 4.) Grant As Finland is one of the most expensive countries you will receive the highest monthly Grant payment, which is about 270 euros a month. You will receive 70% of your total Erasmus money in advance of your study abroad if you filled out the required papers correctly. I received a bit more than 700 euros before I left to Finland. This might seem a lot at first, however you should not underestimate the monthly costs for living in Finland. All the Erasmus money was already gone in my first month, as I had to buy furniture (bed, mattress, chair, desk, lamp) and a bike. Also most likely, you will already book some trips in your first month. My monthly expenditures were about 1000 euros

4 including travelling, rent and food. Especially doing groceries is much more expensive than in The Netherlands/ Germany. We did most of our groceries at the Lidl as it is much cheaper than other Finish supermarkets such as the K-Market. Going out for dinner or even just for coffee and cake can cost you a lot of money too! An average piece of cake is approximately 5 euros. An average dinner will cost you about euros. This does not include drinks yet. A beer is about 5 euro and a glass of wine can quickly cost you 7-9 euros in a restaurant. However, there are some cheaper possibilities too. Your tutors will tell you about Pubs that have certain student prices on Tuesday and Fridays. However, keep the high expenditures in mind if you choose Finland for your study abroad! 5.) Study If you want to follow a course at Hanken you need to register via Webodi. Don t forget that you have to register for the course and the exam separately. Therefore, it is best to register for the exam straight away, so you won t forget it later on. The semester consists out of two blocks just like at the RUG. However, there are also some courses, which take the entire semester. Furthermore, courses are either 8 credits or 3 credits. Hanken is a Swedish University therefore all students speak Swedish too each other and not Finnish. However, the courses for the exchange students are all in English so there is no need to worry! I even took a Swedish course in order to adapt to the school a little better. Swedish is quite similar to Dutch/ German and therefore not too hard to learn. I followed five courses in total and most of the courses set a high focus on teamwork. Also not every course has an exam at the end. Some grades are based on big assignments, which have to be solved in teams. In one course I had a take home exam. This sounds easy, however the questions were difficult to solve and took much longer than I expected. Too sum it up, the workload is often quite high as you might have many assignments and therefore many deadlines. However, the grading is a little better than at the Rug and it is therefore a bit easier to receive high grades. The courses I followed are: Human Resource Management (8 ECT) Business Networks and Strategy (8 ECT) Project Management and Teamwork (8 ECT) Intercultural Business Communication (3 ECT) Swedish as a Foreign Language (3 ECT) 6.) Summary impression Studying at Hanken is a completely different experiences that at the RUG. The school in Vaasa is very small (about 400 students in total). Therefore, lectures and tutorials are held for students. The entire atmosphere at Hanken is very family- like. All the students know each other and the board of the students (SSHV) organises a lot of parties and activities for the students at Hanken. The school has a real school spirit! This is

5 something I never experienced in Groningen (probably due to the enormous size of the RUG). You can call all teachers by their first names and just visit their offices without any appointment. If you cannot take an exam because you are traveling they are often even willing to re-schedule an exam for you! The classes are very flexible due to the small sizes and often tutorials will be rescheduled if students cannot attend a certain class. You can even ask for a key to school so you are able to entire the school on the weekend, when the school is actually closed. This can be handy to access the library or to study together with friends for an exam. It was a great feeling to be a student at Hanken and I never felt lonely or lost! I am sure you will not regret your decision if you decide to go to Hanken. B) Specific report The following pages will give deeper insight into the courses I followed at Hanken (Vaasa, 2015, autumn semester). I followed in total five courses to get 31 ECTS in total. 1.) Human Resource Management Lectures and literature The course HRM was given in block 1.1. The course had in total seven lectures. The lectures very interactive. The teacher asked the students a lot of questions and encouraged a strong participation. Sometimes, the lectures included small tasks students had to solve in groups of 2-3 students. After each lecture students were supposed to write a short (1/2 page) learning diary. This sounds like a lot of work, however the questions we had to answer in the learning diary were easy to solve. It was quite a nice way to remember the content of the lectures. The learning diaries were also graded. Therefore, every student had to write at least 4 out of 7 learning diaries. However, that meant that attendance to at least 4 out of the 7 lectures was required. There was no specific book required for this course. Students were encouraged research academic articles and books that were helpful to solve the assignments. Exercise classes Next to the lectures, we had three exercise hours. Those exercise hours were taught by a PHD- student. The task was that students had to read a case and write an essay of three pages in advance to the exercise class. The solutions were than discussed in class and the teacher graded the essays.

6 Examination and grading As you can see, the biggest amount of points were given for the group assignment. The group assignment replaced the exam and was therefore very important. For the group assignment students worked together in a group of 2. The teams had to solve different problems that might arise in Human Resource Management and had to relate those topics to a real company. Some teams conducted real interviews, others searched for secondary data about the company online. Both was fine. The course ended with the presentations of the group works. Relevance to Groningen study program I am studying International Business in Groningen. In my study we already discussed several aspects of HRM in previous courses, however we had never a real HRM course. For me, this was the most interesting course at Hanken! I think the course helped me to relate several things I already knew about HRM and showed me a bigger picture. I can really recommend taking this course. All the different assignments can seem inseminating, however once you have a clear overview of the course you will understand it better. Study load & assessment Human Resource Management is a 8 ECTS course and I experienced the workload to be quite high! There are many deadlines for the three essays, the learning diaries, the group work and the final presentation. I think this is the course I spent most time on at Hanken. As you don t have an exam at the end of the course, the study load is especially during the course very high! However, once you finished the course, you wont have an exam in the exam week, which is also nice! This gives you the possibility to travel in the exam week (if you don t have other exams). The overall grades for this course were quite high as students can already collect points for attending the exercise seminars and writing the learning diaries. Added value

7 As I already indicated, this courses had the most value for me personally. I really liked the set-up and the content of the course. In the previous two years of my study I never thought that much about HRM as it is not really a strong focus in my study. However, now, after taking this class, I even consider to specialise in HRM in my Masters. 2. Business Networks and Strategy Lectures and literature The course consists of lectures, guest lectures, seminars, individual and groups assignments. Most of the lectures were teached by the teacher. I think we had three guest lectures in total. Some of the lectures were obligatory, but not all. Every lecture was a about a new topic of Business Networks and Strategy. The lecture discussed the following topics:» business and social networks» formal and informal networks» legal and ethical aspects of networks» networks of small entrepreneurial firms» clusters and industrial networks» Internationalization and networks Specific books were not really needed as the students were supposed to do their own literature review. The aim of the course is to enhance students abilities to understand contemporary highly networked industries and business relations. Exercise classes After three lectures an exercise class followed. In those classes questions concerning the lectures that were given had to be answered. The exercises classes were always 2 hours. In the first hours the questions were given to the students and the students had 45minutes to prepare the answers. Those were presented in the second hour. Examination and grading Grading is based on several tasks performed independently and in groups. Weights of each task are distributed as follows: Term paper and presentation (40%); acting as opponent (10%); take home exam (40%); activity (10%). The take home exam was new to me, as I never had this before. Every student got to questions, which had to be answered within four days on 6-8 pages. I somehow underestimated the take home exam in the beginning. The question seemed to be easy in the beginning, However, the proved to be quite tricky as it was difficult to find academic sources.

8 Relevance to Groningen study program I am not sure whether Groningen offers a similar course like this. Before starting this course I did not have much knowledge about business networks. I think this course can be especially useful for students who are interested to start a business. Examination and grading This was an 8 credits course. The estimated amount of work hours were 214 (36 contact hours non-schedulled work). Added value This course was a little disappointing for me as I expected it to be a little different. I thought this course would be useful to improve my personal network skills. However, the course is pretty theoretic and more about the background of networks than about own networking skills. 3.) Project Management and Teamwork Lectures and literature The course had in total six lectures and four article sessions. In the lectures the teacher discussed chapters of the book. The article sessions were more interactive. In the beginning of the course the teacher provided the students with a list of 12 articles, which the students had to read. Every article session covered three articles. The students had to work in pairs of two and had to prepare a presentation and a paper, which summarized the articles in advance to the article session. The lectures were not obligatory, however the four article sessions were obligatory. Microsoft Project Exercises The exercises gave an introduction to the most used project management software. The exercises were not mandatory and were not part of the final exam. However, I found it interesting to get some insight into this program. Relevance to Groningen study program The course is definitely interesting for students who want to know more about project management or might even want to work in project management.

9 Examination and grading The course had a written exam at the end of the block. The written exam based on chapter 1 to 20 from the course book. The final grade is based to 60% on the exam. Term paper (essay) on one article, presence and activity at the article sessions count for the other 40% of the grade. The course was a 8 credits course. Added value The course was definitely interesting. I got to know a lot of project management and how to manage project management. I think this course can be also interesting for other students as more and more companies integrate proper Project Management. 4.) Intercultural Business Communication Lectures & literature This course was very different from all other courses I followed. The course took the entire semester, however it just took two hours every week. The course had no real lectures but only interactive classes. As this was a language and not a business course, the entire set-up of the classes was very informal. We were a group of 10 students (mostly exchange students). Every week we discussed a different country and the clichés and characteristics of this country and the country s business culture. The course did not take much preparation. We only had to research a little about the different countries in advance. The teacher was extremely open and interested in different cultures. The final presentation The final presentation of each student was the only thing that really needed preparation. The presentation was a about a country we did not discuss in class yet. The teacher graded the presentation content wise but also the presentation style and the use of the English language. Examination and grading 70% of the final grade counted for the attendance and participation in class. This might sound weird, however regularly attendance was very important for the discussions that evolved in class. The other 30% counted for the final presentation. The course was a 4- credit course.

10 Added value I can really recommend taking this class! The informal set-up was very interesting and the classes were always different depending on the discussion. The classes were always interactive and I learned a lot about different business cultures. 5.) Swedish as a Foreign Language Lectures and literature This course had no real lectures but rather classes. Every week, we had two Swedish classes in the afternoon. The attendance was mandatory as it counted into the grading. The course continued over the whole semester. In the classes the teacher introduced us to new vocabulary and grammar and we had to solve exercises to practice what we just learned. The classes were like typical other language courses. The course is for beginners with the target level A1. Therefore everybody can follow this course without any knowledge of the Swedish language. The following book was used in class: Levy Scherrer, P & Lindemalm, K. Rivstart A1 + A2. Natur & Kultur. Homework After almost every class we got some homework to do. However, the homework was mostly done in minutes and therefore not too much work. Oral and written exam The course ended with an oral and written exam. The oral exam took about 15 minutes and the written exam about one hour. Both exams were easier than I expected. The exams covered the following aspects: understand very simple, short texts on familiar matters, write simple, short texts about personal details such as where you live, your family or about your studies, use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases to introduce and describe yourself ask and answer simple questions about personal details and interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help, use the most elementary grammatical constructions in written and oral communication.

11 Added value Thanks to the course I got a basic understanding of the Swedish language. I can recommend following this course as it is nice to know a it about the language if you study at a Swedish speaking school.

Exchange Report Linkoping Sweden

Exchange Report Linkoping Sweden Exchange Report Linkoping Sweden Fall semester 2014-2015 Marin Teinsma 20-02-2015 The report is in two parts: a general part (A) and a specific report for each subject (B). A General report 1. Host institution

More information

Furthermore it can be useful to extend your insurance and stop your public transportation card at DUO.

Furthermore it can be useful to extend your insurance and stop your public transportation card at DUO. Amber Fopma Student of Economics and Business Economics General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of study abroad The semester at the Mälardalen University started on the 31 st of August and finished

More information

Visa Because I am a European citizen, a visa was not needed.

Visa Because I am a European citizen, a visa was not needed. A General report Report of: Louke Mom Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad My half-year abroad was at the Jönköping International Business School in Sweden. This city is the 4rd biggest

More information

General and specific report; Corvinus University of Budapest fall 2015

General and specific report; Corvinus University of Budapest fall 2015 General and specific report; Corvinus University of Budapest fall 2015 A. General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad I flew to Budapest on the 15 th of August already, and stayed

More information

An exchange period in Helsinki, Finland at Hanken School of Economics, four months that went by really quickly.

An exchange period in Helsinki, Finland at Hanken School of Economics, four months that went by really quickly. E-mail: f.i.m.martens@tilburguniversity.edu Study Program: Bachelor Exchange semester: Fall 2015 Academic year: 2015 2016 Host University: Hanken School of Economics Country: Finland An exchange period

More information

Contact home faculty. Contact host faculty

Contact home faculty. Contact host faculty Seoul National University South Korea Myrthe Hellema S2379651 Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad I ve studied at Seoul National University from the 1 st of September till the 11 th of

More information

EXPERIENCE REPORT GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL

EXPERIENCE REPORT GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE REPORT E-mail: annedoreen@live.nl Study Program: Bachelor Business Law Exchange Semester: Spring 2016 Academic year: 2015-2016 Host University: University of Helsinki Country: Finland I GENERAL

More information

First name and Surname: Elodie Zufferey Host University: University of Jyväskylä, Finland Period of study: autumn semester 2012

First name and Surname: Elodie Zufferey Host University: University of Jyväskylä, Finland Period of study: autumn semester 2012 First name and Surname: Elodie Zufferey Host University: University of Jyväskylä, Finland Period of study: autumn semester 2012 1. ACADEMIC INFORMATION General information about the host university The

More information

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

I. GENERAL INFORMATION E-mail: s.h.m.kester@uvt.nl Study Program: Psychology Exchange semester: September 2015 - January 2016 Academic year: 2015-2016 Host University: Corvinus University Budapest Country: Hungary I. GENERAL

More information

1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad

1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Erasmus Report Bratislava First Semester 2014/2015 University of Groningen Jan Edwin Meijer S2360829 A General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Comenius University Bratislava

More information

Erasmus Exchange Report Uppsala University

Erasmus Exchange Report Uppsala University Erasmus Exchange Report Uppsala University Charlotte van der Wal S2356252 International Business June, 2015 General Report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Uppsala University, Uppsala,

More information

REPORT BANDUNG ITB Karin de Vries S

REPORT BANDUNG ITB Karin de Vries S REPORT BANDUNG ITB 2015-2016 Karin de Vries S2508230 A. General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Last semester, I studied in Indonesia. In the big city Bandung. This city is

More information

Report on study abroad Budapest, by Jochem Loonstra. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad

Report on study abroad Budapest, by Jochem Loonstra. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Report on study abroad Budapest, by Jochem Loonstra. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad I studied on Corvinus university of Budapest from the 2 nd of September until the 23th of December.

More information

I GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL

I GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL E-mail: liansnoeijen@hotmail.com Study Program: Organisation Studies Exchange semester: Fall 2015-2016 Academic year: 2015-2016 Host University: University of Pécs Country: Hungary I GENERAL INFORMATION

More information

Exchange Report - Andreas Olofsson

Exchange Report - Andreas Olofsson Exchange Report - Andreas Olofsson Name of the University: Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) Exchange semester: Autumn, 2015 PRACTICAL INFORMATION Before leaving Sweden I received all practical information

More information

I GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL

I GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE REPORT E-mail: bzeamfeijen@gmail.com Study Program: Organization Studies (OS, Organisatiewetenschappen) Exchange semester: Fall Academic year: 2014/2015 Host University: University of Pécs Country:

More information

A General report. 3. Residence abroad - Arrangements visa / residence permit For France there are no visa or residence permissions needed.

A General report. 3. Residence abroad - Arrangements visa / residence permit For France there are no visa or residence permissions needed. A General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Montpellier Business school, Montpellier France. 2300 Avenue des Moulins, 34080 Montpellier, France +33 4 67 10 25 00 02 September

More information

Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Marco Polo Report

Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Marco Polo Report Nanyang Technological University Singapore Marco Polo Report Lisette Sikkens S2337010 A General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad The host institution is Nanyang Technological

More information

Erasmus Report, Autumn Semester Uppsala University Joy Sieval

Erasmus Report, Autumn Semester Uppsala University Joy Sieval General report Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad The host institution was Uppsala Universitet () and the dates of their autumn semester in 2015-2016 were August 31 st, 2015 until January

More information

General and Specific Report on Study Abroad in Suzhou, China by Tyrza Nanlohij ( )

General and Specific Report on Study Abroad in Suzhou, China by Tyrza Nanlohij ( ) GENERAL REPORT Host Institution and Exact Dates of Semester Abroad The university where I did my study abroad is Xi an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou (China) which is established as a partnership

More information

Course Course level Exam ECTS Comments Criminal Justice in China. Master Paper 4 Paper 4000 words Chinese Culture Master Presentation 4

Course Course level Exam ECTS Comments Criminal Justice in China. Master Paper 4 Paper 4000 words Chinese Culture Master Presentation 4 Experience Report E-mail: floor.hintzen@outlook.com Study Program: Law Exchange semester: Spring 2016 Academic year: 2015-2016 Host University: China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) Country:

More information

MY SEMESTER ABROAD IN ST. PETERSBURG. UNIVERSITY Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia

MY SEMESTER ABROAD IN ST. PETERSBURG. UNIVERSITY Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia UNIVERSITY Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia International Management Eastern Europe, Fachbereich 1 MY SEMESTER ABROAD IN ST. PETERSBURG 2 Preparations The decision about where

More information

UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN. Exchange in Vaasa. Report of exchange semester at the University of Vaasa, in Vaasa, Finland

UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN. Exchange in Vaasa. Report of exchange semester at the University of Vaasa, in Vaasa, Finland UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN Exchange in Vaasa Report of exchange semester at the University of Vaasa, in Vaasa, Finland Wies van Eeden, s2043742 Autumn semester 2014-2015 In this document, the general report

More information

Report study abroad: SKEMA Business School, Sophia-Antipolis

Report study abroad: SKEMA Business School, Sophia-Antipolis Report study abroad: SKEMA Business School, Sophia-Antipolis General information Host institution and exact dates study abroad From the 7 th of January 2016 till the 29 th of April 2016 I studied at SKEMA

More information

Exchange Report Erasmus

Exchange Report Erasmus Exchange Report Erasmus Uppsala University Esmee Groen S2382865 Economics and Business economics (Economics track) January 2015 General Report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Uppsala

More information

Experience report I. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Experience report I. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL Experience report Email: shg.opmeer@gmail.com Study Program: Organization Studies (master) Exchange Semester: Spring 2016 Academic Year: 2015-2016 Host University: Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck

More information

Semester abroad at Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Spring/Summer semester, Marlon Berkhoff International Business

Semester abroad at Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Spring/Summer semester, Marlon Berkhoff International Business Semester abroad at Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Spring/Summer semester, 2015 Marlon Berkhoff International Business General Report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad

More information

I GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL

I GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL E-mail: saskiawaterschoot@hotmail.com Study Program: Communication and Information Sciences Exchange semester: Spring 2016 Academic year: 2015-2016 Host University: La Trobe University Country: Australia

More information

General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad 2. Contact with home faculty, preparation and journey 3.

General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad 2. Contact with home faculty, preparation and journey 3. General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad SGH, Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie. September till the end of January, resit exams in February. 2. Contact with home faculty,

More information

How would you evaluate the level of study in relationship to the level at USI?

How would you evaluate the level of study in relationship to the level at USI? Guidelines for writing the exchange report First name and Surname: Raphael Zumofen Host University: University of Jyväskylä Period of study: 1 semester 1. ACADEMIC INFORMATION General information about

More information

Studying Abroad Marco Polo Report

Studying Abroad Marco Polo Report Studying Abroad Marco Polo Report Xi an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China Hyleco Nauta S1912941 International Business Table of content A. General report 1. Host institution and exact dates

More information

University of Tampere

University of Tampere University of Tampere 20.08.2014-23.12.2014 Manon Brinkhuis Accountancy & Controlling University of Groningen General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad My host institution was

More information

Erasmus Report - University of Tampere 2015-2016 Semester 1 August-December 2015

Erasmus Report - University of Tampere 2015-2016 Semester 1 August-December 2015 Erasmus Report - University of Tampere 2015-2016 Semester 1 August-December 2015 Johan Heidemans S2540606 University of Groningen International Business General Report 1. Host institution and exact dates

More information

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Seoul, South Korea

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Seoul, South Korea Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Seoul, South Korea Julia Lefferts Economics & Business Economics Fall semester 2016 About the University Sungkyunkwan University(SKKU), founded in 1398, is the oldest University

More information

EXPERIENCE REPORT ADMISSION ARRIVAL - HOUSING

EXPERIENCE REPORT ADMISSION ARRIVAL - HOUSING EXPERIENCE REPORT ANR: 671189 Name: Merel Lentjes E-mail: m.e.b.lentjes@tilburguniversity.edu Exchange semester: Fall semester 2015 Academic year: 2015-2016 Host University: Lund University Country: Sweden

More information

Italy. Did you attend the Pre-Departure briefing organised by the Study Abroad Team in March?

Italy. Did you attend the Pre-Departure briefing organised by the Study Abroad Team in March? Department European Social & Political Studies (ESPS) Degree Programme (e.g. BA French and Russian) BA ESPS Year in which abroad 2012/13 Where did you spend your first semester abroad? Italy Type of Placement

More information

TRAVEL REPORT: MANCHESTER BUSINESS SCHOOL, UK. Fall 2014

TRAVEL REPORT: MANCHESTER BUSINESS SCHOOL, UK. Fall 2014 TRAVEL REPORT: MANCHESTER BUSINESS SCHOOL, UK Fall 2014 304502 1 Table of contents 1. Preparing for the exchange... 2 2. Exchange studies... 4 3. Free time and other information... 7 3.1 Accommodation...

More information

Erasmus Exchange Report Benedikt Ickenroth Winter Semester 14/15 Universitat de Valencia. 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad

Erasmus Exchange Report Benedikt Ickenroth Winter Semester 14/15 Universitat de Valencia. 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Erasmus Exchange Report Benedikt Ickenroth Winter Semester 14/15 Universitat de Valencia General report (A): 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Universitat de Valencia, 27.08.14 30.1.15

More information

General and specific report Stockholm Business School Autumn semester 2014 Aron Scheppink

General and specific report Stockholm Business School Autumn semester 2014 Aron Scheppink General and specific report Stockholm Business School Autumn semester 2014 Aron Scheppink General Report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad I went to Stockholm on the 21 st of August,

More information

General and specific report Corvinus University of Budapest fall 2014

General and specific report Corvinus University of Budapest fall 2014 A General report General and specific report Corvinus University of Budapest fall 2014 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad I departed to Budapest on the 27 th of August 2014. Most exams

More information

Toulouse Business School in Toulouse, France 20 Boulevard Lascrosses on the Compans-Cafarelli campus

Toulouse Business School in Toulouse, France 20 Boulevard Lascrosses on the Compans-Cafarelli campus A. General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Toulouse Business School in Toulouse, France 20 Boulevard Lascrosses 31068 on the Compans-Cafarelli campus 1 st Semester from 28

More information

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Spring 2016

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Spring 2016 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spring 2016 262246 1. Preparing for the exchange The first contact from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) came in the end of September. The email invited to fill

More information

Study abroad in Bangkok, Thailand.

Study abroad in Bangkok, Thailand. Study abroad in Bangkok, Thailand. Name: Johannes Boers University: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Semester: Fall semester 2014/2015 A. General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester

More information

Universidad de Sevilla (Sevilla - Spain)

Universidad de Sevilla (Sevilla - Spain) 2010-2011 - Verslag 1 Preparation Exchange/placement application process When I heard I had the possibility to study abroad I immediately knew I wanted to do it. Mainly because I've heard so many great

More information

04.2015 07.2015. I agree to the publication of my personal report on the website of the International Office of Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg.

04.2015 07.2015. I agree to the publication of my personal report on the website of the International Office of Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg. PERSONAL REPORT for incoming exchange students Cover Sheet Please save your personal report as a PDF-file and send it to Mrs. Angelika Vogelmann. Note that the file size should not exceed 4 MB and must

More information

Report studying in Turku, Finland

Report studying in Turku, Finland Report studying in Turku, Finland Esther Kooistra Autumn 2014 S2380218 If you have questions for me, don t hesitate sending an e-mail to: esther--kooistra@hotmail.com In this report I will tell you as

More information

1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad

1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad My host institution was the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. I started studying there at the 10

More information

M.SC. EXCHANGE IN AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK SPRING 2014

M.SC. EXCHANGE IN AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK SPRING 2014 330097 M.SC. EXCHANGE IN AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK SPRING 2014 1 Preparing for the exchange All in all there are only a few things that you need to prepare before the exchange. These include the application

More information

Report of my exchange semester. in Denmark at Aarhus University. located in Herning. winter semester 2013/2014 (

Report of my exchange semester. in Denmark at Aarhus University. located in Herning. winter semester 2013/2014 ( Report of my exchange semester in Denmark at Aarhus University located in Herning winter semester 2013/2014 (19.08.2013 19.01.2014) March 2014 Page 1 of 5 1. Preparation My journey for a semester abroad

More information

Exchange Semester at Daniels College of Business

Exchange Semester at Daniels College of Business Exchange Semester at Daniels College of Business Background I felt that going on an exchange semester as a part of my MSc degree was the right choice for me since I had not been on exchange during my undergraduate

More information

Marco polo report. Universiti Putra Malaysia

Marco polo report. Universiti Putra Malaysia Marco polo report Universiti Putra Malaysia Jeanine Vorsterman van Oijen S2524082 Universiti Putra Malaysia Business administration First semester 2015-2016 General report 1. Host institution and exact

More information

Travel report Exchange Fall Semester 2014

Travel report Exchange Fall Semester 2014 Travel report Exchange Fall Semester 2014 Picture 1 Climb to Säntis (close to St. Gallen) 289368 Aalto University School of Business Contents 1. Introduction... 2 2. Getting ready for the exchange... 2

More information

Experience report Corvinus University Budapest

Experience report Corvinus University Budapest Experience report Corvinus University Budapest E-mail: teunvanstratum@gmail.com Study Program: Personeelswetenschappen Exchange semester: Fall Academic year: 2014/2015 Host University: Corvinus University

More information

My exchange semester in Lugano

My exchange semester in Lugano My exchange semester in Lugano Carola Konz Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany Communication Sciences My plan was actually not to come to Switzerland but as I did not receive my first priority

More information

Travel Report: Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada

Travel Report: Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada Travel Report: Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada Fall 2014 K87621 1. Preparing for the exchange The whole preparation process started after I got to know that

More information

Travel Report Luiss Guido Carli - Spring 2016

Travel Report Luiss Guido Carli - Spring 2016 Travel Report 241568 Luiss Guido Carli - Spring 2016 I decided to apply for master exchange with Rome as my first choice for various reasons mostly due to the fascinating culture the city has to offer

More information

Jules van der Starre S Exchange: Newcastle University

Jules van der Starre S Exchange: Newcastle University Jules van der Starre S2353563 Exchange: Newcastle University A) General Report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Newcastle University Business School, 22 September - 26 January 2.

More information

Study Abroad Questionnaire 2012/2013

Study Abroad Questionnaire 2012/2013 Study Abroad Questionnaire 2012/2013 Department Laws Degree Programme (e.g. BA French and Russian) Law with another legal system (Hong Kong) Year in which abroad 2012/13 Where did you spend your first

More information

Marco Polo Study abroad report

Marco Polo Study abroad report Marco Polo Study abroad report Loes Esveldt Tohoku University Sendai, Japan Table of Contents General report... 4 Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad... 4 Contact with home faculty, preparation

More information

Exchange Report. First name and Surname: Myrta Zemp Host University: Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Period of study: Fall Semester 2013

Exchange Report. First name and Surname: Myrta Zemp Host University: Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Period of study: Fall Semester 2013 Exchange Report First name and Surname: Myrta Zemp Host University: Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Period of study: Fall Semester 2013 1. ACADEMIC INFORMATION General information about the host university

More information

1. Why I Chose to Study in Troyes

1. Why I Chose to Study in Troyes 1 1. Why I Chose to Study in Troyes I decided early to study abroad, so I did a little research of possible destinations. The University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen has a wide range of partner universities.

More information

Temple University, Philadelphia

Temple University, Philadelphia Studying in the U.S. demands a lot of preparation. The moment I heard I got selected for Temple University I started to make arrangements. First we needed to upload a lot of documents like, bank statements,

More information

ESG UQAM UNIVERSITÉ DE QUEBEC À MONTRÉAL. Fall

ESG UQAM UNIVERSITÉ DE QUEBEC À MONTRÉAL. Fall ESG UQAM UNIVERSITÉ DE QUEBEC À MONTRÉAL Fall 2015 363365 1. Preparing for the exchange The following documents were needed for the application to UQAM: Copy of the individual record of civil status (e.g.

More information

abroad? How would you rate your preparation by your department(s)? Please give details/feedback and suggest any improvements:

abroad? How would you rate your preparation by your department(s)? Please give details/feedback and suggest any improvements: Department Phonetics & Linguistics Degree Programme (e.g. BA French and Russian) BA Linguistics IP Year in which abroad 2012/13 Where did you spend your first semester abroad? Netherlands Type of Placement

More information

Bachelor Exchange Report Sweden Uppsala part A Pieter Jan Tavenier (s2348020)

Bachelor Exchange Report Sweden Uppsala part A Pieter Jan Tavenier (s2348020) Bachelor Exchange Report Sweden Uppsala part A Pieter Jan Tavenier (s2348020) In enjoyed my bachelor exchange in Uppsala, Sweden and I can tell you that within Europe this is definitely one of the best

More information

Lotte Barendse

Lotte Barendse Name: Lotte Barendse E-mail: barendse.lotte@gmail.com Study Program: Master Organization Studies Exchange semester: Spring semester Academic year: 2015 Host University: LUISS Guido Carli Country: Italy,

More information

Travel report - Lomonosov Moscow State University Business School, Fall 2014

Travel report - Lomonosov Moscow State University Business School, Fall 2014 288039 Travel report - Lomonosov Moscow State University Business School, Fall 2014 1. Preparing for the exchange When I initially applied for an exchange semester in Russia I expected to spend a lot of

More information

UK Nottingham Trent Universiteit

UK Nottingham Trent Universiteit 2013-2014 Report 1 exchange/placement application process preparation If you want to study abroad it is very important that you start on time. There are many forms that need to be filled in. Then they

More information

$35 per week eating in; $700 only eating in for whole exchange. $8000 (I did heaps of travelling) $120 (on a monthly plan for 1GB and call time)

$35 per week eating in; $700 only eating in for whole exchange. $8000 (I did heaps of travelling) $120 (on a monthly plan for 1GB and call time) Victoria Abroad Evaluation Form PLEASE TYPE THIS EVALUATION FORM & EMAIL IT TO VICTORIA ABROAD AS A WORD DOCUMENT A: Student Information VUW degree(s) Bachelor of Commerce Major(s) Accounting and commercial

More information

Experience report Uppsala University

Experience report Uppsala University Experience report Uppsala University E-mail: Carlijn_donders@hotmail.com Study Program: Law Exchange semester: spring 2016 Academic year: 2015-2016 Host University: Uppsala University Country: Sweden General

More information

$2500 for the 6 months (includes power and internet) $40 - $80 for a bike and two locks (don t buy a nice one as they get stolen

$2500 for the 6 months (includes power and internet) $40 - $80 for a bike and two locks (don t buy a nice one as they get stolen Victoria Abroad Evaluation Form PLEASE TYPE THIS EVALUATION FORM & EMAIL IT TO VICTORIA ABROAD AS A WORD DOCUMENT A: Student Information VUW degree(s) Masters of Architecture Major(s) Architecture Exchange

More information

Exchange to the Furthest Place from Home

Exchange to the Furthest Place from Home Exchange to the Furthest Place from Home My decision to go on a student exchange to Finland took place long before I went to University. I was about 16 in my second to last year of high school when I started

More information

Travel Report. Ljubljana, Slovenia. Spring Semester University of Ljubljana. Faculty of Economics

Travel Report. Ljubljana, Slovenia. Spring Semester University of Ljubljana. Faculty of Economics Travel Report Ljubljana, Slovenia Spring Semester 2016 462305 University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics 1 1. Preparing for the exchange Slovenia is a EU-country, the requirements for EU-citizens are

More information

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Grenoble Ecole de Management Grenoble Ecole de Management Ranska Syksy 2013 330042 Grenoble is a 160 000 people small city in the south-east France in the Rhône-Alpes region. It s a student city with 60 000 students coming every year.

More information

30. TOUKOKUUTA 2016 EXCHANGE REPORT UNIVERSITE LAVAL, QUEBEC CITY

30. TOUKOKUUTA 2016 EXCHANGE REPORT UNIVERSITE LAVAL, QUEBEC CITY 30. TOUKOKUUTA 2016 EXCHANGE REPORT UNIVERSITE LAVAL, QUEBEC CITY 367594 Preparing for the exchange Preparing for the exchange was overall a very simple and straightforward process. For each necessary

More information

Experience report ANR: Exchange semester: Fall Semester Academic year: Host University: Texas A&M University

Experience report ANR: Exchange semester: Fall Semester Academic year: Host University: Texas A&M University Experience report ANR: 669340 Name: S. Yamgani E-mail: s.yamgani@uvt.nl Exchange semester: Fall Semester Academic year: 2014-2015 Host University: Texas A&M University Country: USA TOPIC: Admission, arrival,

More information

Experience report Exchange Trent University

Experience report Exchange Trent University Experience report Exchange Trent University Name: Bo Gijsen E-mail: b.c.gijsen@tilburguniversity.edu Study Program: Organization studies Exchange semester: Winter semester Academic year: 3 Host University:

More information

My study abroad semester at Halmstad University in Sweden

My study abroad semester at Halmstad University in Sweden 1 My study abroad semester at Halmstad University in Sweden 1. Motivation First and foremost, I am very interested in foreign countries and their culture. So studying abroad was an optimum chance for me

More information

1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad. Corvinus University Budapest from 1 February 2015 31 January 2015

1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad. Corvinus University Budapest from 1 February 2015 31 January 2015 General and specific report Lars von Seht Corvinus University of Budapest Spring semester 2015 S2295628 The report is in two parts: a general part (A) and a specific report for each subject (B). (A) General

More information

TRAVEL REPORT HEC MONTREAL SPRING 2016

TRAVEL REPORT HEC MONTREAL SPRING 2016 TRAVEL REPORT HEC MONTREAL SPRING 2016 287784 1. Preparing for the exchange This travel report covers my exchange at HEC Montreal during the spring semester 2016. Going on exchange to Montreal is relatively

More information

Travel report Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University. Master s Exchange, Fall 2015

Travel report Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University. Master s Exchange, Fall 2015 Travel report Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University Master s Exchange, Fall 2015 Student number: 362340 Aalto University School of Business I spent the fall term 2015 in a master s exchange

More information

General & Specific Report Study Abroad

General & Specific Report Study Abroad General & Specific Report Study Abroad University of Stirling September till December 2015- Ires Verdoorn S2538881 3 rd year International Business 1. General report 1.1 Host institution and exact dates

More information

A. General Report. ESC Dijon, Burgundy School of Business Ksenia Buldakova

A. General Report. ESC Dijon, Burgundy School of Business Ksenia Buldakova ESC Dijon, Burgundy School of Business Ksenia Buldakova A. General Report Host institution The host institution is called ESC Dijon Burgundy School of Business, also known as Ecole de commerce. It stands

More information

Experience Report Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU)

Experience Report Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) Experience Report Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) c.schutte_1@uvt.nl The school was the biggest University that I have seen in my life. It is located on and between hills. So there is

More information

Vic OE Evaluation Form

Vic OE Evaluation Form Vic OE Evaluation Form A: Student Information VUW degree(s) Master of Architecture (Professional) Major(s) Architecture Exchange Technische Universitat Munchen Institution VUW Tri & Year Trimester 1 2013

More information

UU Report form - Erasmus PREPARATION STUDY ABROAD PERIOD. level bachelor s master s PhD. 24 / 01 / 2015 (dd/mm/yyyy)

UU Report form - Erasmus PREPARATION STUDY ABROAD PERIOD. level bachelor s master s PhD. 24 / 01 / 2015 (dd/mm/yyyy) UU Report form - Erasmus 2014-2015 faculty/college Social sciences level bachelor s master s PhD name study programme Psychology destination city & country name university abroad start date end date Southampton,

More information

HANYANG UNIVERSITY FALL SEMESTER 2015 MARCO POLO- SPECIFIC AND GENERAL REPORT FEMKE BOONEN S

HANYANG UNIVERSITY FALL SEMESTER 2015 MARCO POLO- SPECIFIC AND GENERAL REPORT FEMKE BOONEN S HANYANG UNIVERSITY FALL SEMESTER 2015 MARCO POLO- SPECIFIC AND GENERAL REPORT FEMKE BOONEN S2540894 A. General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Hanyang University, Seoul, South

More information

Erasmus rapport Stockholm University, School of business. Autumn 2014

Erasmus rapport Stockholm University, School of business. Autumn 2014 Erasmus rapport Stockholm University, School of business Autumn 2014 Tamar van Drie S2370441 Student business administration March 2 nd 2015 Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad In the autumn

More information

Erasmus Report. Falun/Sweden. Carmen Baumgartner

Erasmus Report. Falun/Sweden. Carmen Baumgartner Erasmus Report Falun/Sweden Carmen Baumgartner SS 2014 1287111 Sweden in general You always hear people saying that Sweden is a very expensive country. That isn t completely true. Groceries are about the

More information

Host institution: Xi An Jiaotong-Liverpool Suzhou University, department IBSS (International Business School Suzhou).

Host institution: Xi An Jiaotong-Liverpool Suzhou University, department IBSS (International Business School Suzhou). Suzhou: Xi An Jiaotong-Liverpool University Jarno Bambang Oetomo S-2531798 Semester 1 September 2015 / January 2016 A General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Host institution:

More information

Marco Polo Report: Seoul National University (SNU)

Marco Polo Report: Seoul National University (SNU) Marco Polo Report: Seoul National University (SNU) Author: André Defrain Date: 25th February 2015 Seoul National University A. General Report: 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad I studied

More information

University of Economics, Prague

University of Economics, Prague University of Economics, Prague Spring 2016, travel report Waltteri Thusberg, 289740 I. Preparing for the exchange Because Czech Republic is a European Union country, going there is very easy. There s

More information

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management Travel Report HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management Fall 2014 k93581 Leipzig is a city in Eastern Germany located about 200 km south from Berlin. When measured with population, the city is about the

More information

UNIVERSITAS GADJAH MADA

UNIVERSITAS GADJAH MADA Spring semester 2015-2016 MARCO POLO REPORT UNIVERSITAS GADJAH MADA Yogyakarta, Indonesia Rosemarie Cramer S2373548 0 A General report 1. Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Universitas

More information

City University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong Department of Architectural and Civil Engineering Autumn 2015 Night View from Victoria Peak Johannes Mayer. 201403267@post.au.dk Eduard Nuñez Garcia, edu2387@gmail.com What

More information

Study Abroad report Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne Great Britain. Eline Klaver

Study Abroad report Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne Great Britain. Eline Klaver Study Abroad report Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne Great Britain Eline Klaver Part A General Report Host institution and exact dates of semester abroad Newcastle University UK Newcastle 01 14/09/2014

More information

The Experience report. Exchange semester: spring 2015

The Experience report. Exchange semester: spring 2015 The Experience report Name: Rowan Rosens E-mail: R.R.C.Rosens@uvt.nl Exchange semester: spring 2015 Academic year: Master student Host University: Tsinghua University: School of law Country: China First

More information

UU Report form - Erasmus

UU Report form - Erasmus UU Report form - Erasmus 2013-2014 faculty/college Sociale Wetenschappen level bachelor master PhD name degree programme Cultural Anthropology destination city & country Berlin, Germany name host institution

More information

Convenient and Costly

Convenient and Costly Student number: 329956 Convenient and Costly Travel Report from Spring 2014 at Oslo BI Preparing for the exchange As a citizen of Finland, moving to Norway was the easiest thing possible. No visa was needed,

More information

Host University: University of Jyvaskyla

Host University: University of Jyvaskyla Student s Name: Stephen O Brien UL Course: Sport and Exercise Science Academic Year: 2012 / 2013 Semester: Spring Host University: University of Jyvaskyla Host University Code: SF JYVASKY 01 1. Arrival

More information