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Warmadewa University

Indonesia 2018/2019 Freemovers

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Social Studies

Field of study:
Politology

Level of study during period of placement:
Doctoral

Language used:
English

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
spring 2019

Period of placement (from-to):
2019-04-01 - 2019-07-19

Number of months:
4.00

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
At website of AsiaExchange.

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
Transcritpt of records from home university.

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
2 month in advance.

Did you need a visa?:
yes

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
Passport formate pictures, visa document from Indonesian embassy (filled one), invitation letter from university

Length of wait for visa:
3 weeks

Fee for the visa:
45 US dollars

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?:
Yes

During your stay did you change your Learning Agreement?:
NO

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
Online via application of host university. During first two weeks you can change your subjects - you need to sign in 3 to 6 subjects.

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

Does the school use the ECTS system?:
yes

If not then explain how the credits there were recalculated into ECTS:

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
We often prepared some presentations, had to write some seminar works and position papers. At the end and in mid-term there were final exams.

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
Lower than at home school.

How did you receive study materials?:
In dropbox.

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
I can recommend to study Bahasa Indonesia, it is really easy and useful.

How well is the school library equipped?:
Almost no books in english.

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
There are many computers in the school areal and there is wifi everywhere.

Options from printing and copying:
Printing and copying shot is in the university campus.

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

If yes then what?:
Surfing lessons, visiting temples, traditional market, learnig traditional dances and many others.

How would you assess your integration with the local students (evaluation like in school from 1 to 5 with 1 as highest):
3

or describe in your own words:
The classes are just for foreigners. Most of the local students cannot speak english well.

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

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
250 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?:
Nothing specific. Girls should bring Tampons because it is not possible to buy it in Indonesia.

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
1 month in advance, it is also easy to do it after arrival

What are the catering options?:
Warungs and restaurants are everywhere and really cheap. You can use Gojak and order food anywhere and it is also really cheap.

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
Milk products are 3 times more expensive. Vegetable is the is price, furit is cheaper.

Transport to location of placement:
You have to rent a motorbike. Otherwise you cannot get to school. Or always order "taxi" gojak, but it takes too much time and at the end it is also way much more expensive.

Rough prices for transportation:
700 Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) per month for a motorbike

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
Rent a villa with other students it is the best and cheapest way.

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
Only option is to rent a motorbike (700 IDR per month), you can take taxi - gojak or bluebird, price is cca 25 IDR for location around 5km, depends on time and location where you order it.

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
Visa and vaccinations.

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?):
You should arrange insurance in Czech Republic. I paid for it 7000. And it worth it. There are often motorbikes accidents, also the weather and air-conditiong often causes tonsilities. The hospitals are quite expensive so it is better to have insurance. I use Axa travle insurance.

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:
Yes many times. The level is quite good (not for serious injuries) but it is expensive.

Did you work during your studies?:
no

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
Not allow to work, because you do not have working visa.

Tips for free-time activities:
Surfing, traveling around Indonesia. Cinemas are really cheap.

Financial support and expenses
Total grant from Centre for International Cooperation:
64000 CZK

Monthly grant in CZK:
16000 CZK

Number of supported months:
4

Total number of months:
4

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
grant from Centre for International Cooperation, grant from my faculty for doctor students and my savings.

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

 
Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
1790 EUR

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
0 EUR

b/ amount of tuition fees:
1790 EUR

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

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
500 EUR

a/ of which for accommodation:
250 EUR

b/ of which for catering:
150 EUR

c/ travel and recreation:
100 EUR

Any comments to the average monthly expenditure:

Recognition of foreign studies at the home faculty
How many credits did you gain during your studies (in the system of the foreign school)?:
16

How many ECTS credits were recognised at MU?:
16

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

What problems did you have with recognition?:
no

Overall assessment
Assessment of personal benefit (1 = excellent):
2

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:
Just health problems.

What would you recommend to take with you:
Notebook. Wifi repeater.

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
How modern the campus and classes were.

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
Language skills of some teachers.

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