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Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

Brazil 2018/2019 Partner universities

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Arts

Field of study:
Portugalský jazyk a literatura

Level of study during period of placement:
Master

Language used:
Portuguese

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
spring 2019

Period of placement (from-to):
2019-02-20 - 2019-07-11

Number of months:
5.00

Activities before my departure abroad
Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
studijní vízum

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
cca 2 měsíce

Did you need a visa?:
yes

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
čistý trestní rejstřík, pojištění, zpáteční letenka, potvrzení o přijetí na školu, dostatek peněz na účtě

Length of wait for visa:
týden

Fee for the visa:
100 dolarů

Studies
Did you have a Learning Agreement signed before your departure?:
yes

If not, why not?:

Before your departure did you know how your courses would be recognised by your home faculty?:
Ano

During your stay did you change your Learning Agreement?:
Ano

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
registrace probíhá asi 14 dní před začátkem výuky, online, po prvním týdnu výuky je možná další registrace a změny

Did you take any examinations at the foreign school?:
ano

Does the school use the ECTS system?:
no

If not then explain how the credits there were recalculated into ECTS:
1 kredit na PUC = 1.5 ECTS na MUNI

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
výuka je oproti naší VŠ volnější, žáci více komunikují, zapojují se prakticky, nemusí se učit takové množství látky, hodnotí se na stupnici 0-10, od 5 níže člověk neuspěl, ve většině předmětů byla zkouška v půlce semestru a na konci

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
výuka je kvalitní, učitelé jsou velice přátelští, nápomocní

How did you receive study materials?:
od učitelů e-mailem, xerox, knihovna

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
výborná byla Flávia Vieira a Beatriz Demasceno

How well is the school library equipped?:
dostačující

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
vše funguje dost jednoduše-registrace jména a heslo na pc pro tisk a do knihovny, žák dokonce dostane 100 stran tisku zdarma, velké množství počítačů, dostupná wi-fi po celém areálu školy

Options from printing and copying:
přímo v areálu školy, k dispozici i vazba tisku

Does the foreign school/student organisation arrange special events for exchange students?:
yes

If yes then what?:
Ano, byl uvítací i rozlučkový večírek, výlety o víkendu do přírody, city tour

How would you assess your integration with the local students (evaluation like in school from 1 to 5 with 1 as highest):
2

or describe in your own words:

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
podnájem

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
756 EUR

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):

Describe the equipment. Tips for future students – what should they bring with them?:
Můj byt byl plně vybaven, jak kuchyň, tak ložní prádlo atp.

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
v Riu je hodně možností ubytování, myslím, že by stačil i jen týden

What are the catering options?:
škola má "menzu"-oběd 10 reálů, snídaně 8, v areálu jsou i bufety na váhu a různé fast-foody

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
o něco vyšší než u nás

Transport to location of placement:
autobus, příp. pěšky

Rough prices for transportation:
4,05 R za jednu cestu

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
Mají čipovou kartu RioCard, cena jízdenky je však stejná

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
metro i autobus okolo 4 R za jízdu

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
Jít na federální policii

What health insurance did you use? (rough price, advantages, disadvantages, is it necessary to arrange insurance at the university other than your home (Czech) insurance?):
europassistance, cenu už bohužel nevím, jiné pojištění nebylo třeba

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:
ano

Did you work during your studies?:
ne

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
je to nelegální

Tips for free-time activities:
pláž, parky, město...

Financial support and expenses
Total grant from Centre for International Cooperation:
100000 CZK

Monthly grant in CZK:
20000 CZK

Number of supported months:
5

Total number of months:
5

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
vlastní, rodiče

If you received another grant, state which and how much in CZK:

 
Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
800 BRL

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
800 BRL

b/ amount of tuition fees:
0 BRL

c/ amount of other fees (which):
0 BRL

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
5500 BRL

a/ of which for accommodation:
3000 BRL

b/ of which for catering:
1500 BRL

c/ travel and recreation:
1000 BRL

Any comments to the average monthly expenditure:
Měla jsem vlastní garsonku. Bydlení se dá sehnat i levnější, ne však v moc bezpečné lokalitě.

Recognition of foreign studies at the home faculty
How many credits did you gain during your studies (in the system of the foreign school)?:
18

How many ECTS credits were recognised at MU?:
24

Did you know in advance which of your courses would be recognised by your home faculty?:
ano

What problems did you have with recognition?:
-

Overall assessment
Assessment of personal benefit (1 = excellent):
1

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
2

Evaluate the information and support provided by the foreign school (1 = excellent):
1

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
ne

What would you recommend to take with you:
Nevím, nic mi tam nechybělo.

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
lokalita, přístup

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
Učitelé chodí pozdě

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