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Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)

Japan 2018/2019 Partner universities

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Arts

Field of study:
Japanistika

Level of study during period of placement:
Bachelor

Language used:
Japanese

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
autumn 2018, spring 2019

Period of placement (from-to):
2018-09-26 - 2019-07-18

Number of months:
10.00

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
http://www.tufs.ac.jp/english/

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
Certificate of Eligibility, Letter of Acceptance

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
Pól roka dopredu

Did you need a visa?:
yes

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
Pas, výpis z účtu, Certificate of Eligibility, Letter of Acceptance

Length of wait for visa:
Menej ako týždeň

Fee for the visa:
Nebola

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?:
Áno

During your stay did you change your Learning Agreement?:
Áno, raz.

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
Na registráciu predmetov máme vždy týždeň, ktorý je prvý týždeň po našartovaní semestra. Počas toho týždňa žiaci môžu navštevovať hodiny a podľa toho sa rozhodnúť či si chcú nechať danú prednášku alebo nie.

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

Does the school use the ECTS system?:
no

If not then explain how the credits there were recalculated into ECTS:
Prepočet kreditov z hostiteľskej univerzity určovala kontaktná osoba.

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
Výuka prebiehala a japončine alebo angličtine, hodiny japonského jazyka boli rozdelené do dvoch skupín- focused a integrated. Hodiny ´´focused´´ boli zamerané na istú špecializáciu (napr. na hodine Focused Grammar sme preberali iba čisto gramatické pojmy). Hodiny ´´integrated´´ sme mali každý deň, a každý deň sa preberalo niečo iné ( napr. jeden deň sme sa učili gramatiku, nasledujúci náslech atď..). Študenti boli hodnotení podľa odvedenej práce na hodinách, prezentáciami a na konci semestra záverečnou skúškou.

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
Áno

How did you receive study materials?:
Študijné materiály sme si museli zakúpiť.

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
Doporučujem pre budúcich študentov ktorý sa chystajú na tejto škole svoje štúdium, aby so zapísali ´´focused´´ predmety.

How well is the school library equipped?:
Univerzitná knižnica obsahuje približne 542 000 kníh a 6 500 periodík vo viac ako 100 jazykoch.

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
Neni potreba vlastného notebooku, v knižnici sa nachádza všetko potrebné.

Options from printing and copying:
Je možnos tlače a kopírovania.

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

If yes then what?:
Napr. čajové obrady, vyskúšanie kimona, farewell party, welcome party atď...

How would you assess your integration with the local students (evaluation like in school from 1 to 5 with 1 as highest):
4

or describe in your own words:

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

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
187 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?:
Jednolôžko s vlastnou kuchyňou a kúpeľňou.

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
Ubytovanie poskytuje univerzita.

What are the catering options?:
Na kampuse sa nachádza jedáleň.

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
Priemerne tak medzi 10.000 až 15.000 yenov na týždeň/osoba.

Transport to location of placement:
Internát sa nachádza na kampuse.

Rough prices for transportation:
Internát sa nachádza na kampuse.

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
Letenku vždy kupovať aspoň mesiac pred odjazdom.

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
Vlaky, autobusy a metro

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
Povolenie k pobytu, poistenie

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?):
Poistená som bola Japonskou poisťouvňou, mesačne náklady boli okolo 1000 yenov.

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

Did you work during your studies?:
Nie

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
Povolenie pre pracovanie, max. 28 hodín týždenne

Tips for free-time activities:
Štúdium, cestovanie po Japonsku

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

Monthly grant in CZK:
12 CZK

Number of supported months:
10

Total number of months:
10

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
Vlastné

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

 
Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
1000 EUR

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
0 EUR

b/ amount of tuition fees:
0 EUR

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

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
1000 EUR

a/ of which for accommodation:
187 EUR

b/ of which for catering:
250 EUR

c/ travel and recreation:
563 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)?:
22

How many ECTS credits were recognised at MU?:
57

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

What problems did you have with recognition?:
Nejakým

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

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
1

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

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
Nie

What would you recommend to take with you:
Peniaze

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
Prístup učiteľov k študentom

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
Nemala som žiadne negatívne skúsenosti

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