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Mexico 2019/2020 Freemovers

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Arts

Field of study:
Literatures in English

Level of study during period of placement:
Doctoral

Language used:
Spanish

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
autumn 2019

Period of placement (from-to):
2019-09-10 - 2019-12-15

Number of months:
4.00

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
Univerzita je čistě pro výzkum, tedy pro doktorské studium. Před odjezdem jsem si našla vedoucího na zahraniční instituci, který byl ochotný vést můj projekt.

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
Motivační dopis, životopis, informace o výzkumu.

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
Pár týdnů, ačkoli já už byla v kontaktu s koordinátorem rok předem.

Did you need a visa?:
no

Documents and materials needed for a visa:

Length of wait for visa:

Fee for the visa:

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?:
Ne

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
Kurzy jsem na zahraniční instituci žádné neměla.

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

Does the school use the ECTS system?:
no

If not then explain how the credits there were recalculated into ECTS:
Nevím, neměla jsem na instituci žádné kurzy.

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
N/A

Výzkum probíhal dle mého uvážení s občasným setkáním s vedoucím. Mimo něj jsem se ještě setkala se dvěma jinými akademiky, kteří mne provedli po kampusu, zaškolili v knihovně a probrali můj i jejich výzkum.

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
N/A

How did you receive study materials?:
N/A

Materiál k výzkumu jsem získala v místních knihovnách.

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
N/A

How well is the school library equipped?:
Výborná pro můj výzkum (radikální alternativní hnutí původních obyvatel střední Ameriky a jižního Mexika, feminismus, environmentalistika, atd.). Univerzita je výzkumná a zaměřuje se na ekologii, environmentalistiku a alternativní společenská hnutí.

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
Vše ok.

Options from printing and copying:
Nevím.

Does the foreign school/student organisation arrange special events for exchange students?:
no

If yes then what?:

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:
Integrace by byla jistě skvělá kdyby nešlo jen o výzkum. Místní studenti, akademici i ostatní lidé jsou velice milí.

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
V centru města San Cristóbal nejprve přes airbnb poté po domluvě s mojí hostitelkou, která se stala mou kamarádkou.

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
300 USD

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):
Na delší pobyt je možné najít i daleko levnější ubytování. Já jsem během pobytu cestovala na konferenci a kvůli výzkumu, neplatila jsem proto měsíční nájemné.

Describe the equipment. Tips for future students – what should they bring with them?:
Pozor na štěnice, vlhkost a kontaminovanou vodu (nejezte ani zeleninu a ovoce bez použití bactericidu nebo oloupání). Dobré mít s sebou léky, i když jsou k dostání i na místě.

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
Pár dní či týdnů předem.

What are the catering options?:
V Chiapasu je neuvěřitelně levno, takže kdekoli. Pro vegany ráj.

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
Levnější nebo přibližně stejné.

Transport to location of placement:
Letecky.

Rough prices for transportation:
Je možné najít zpáteční letenku do 15000 Kč, někdy i levnější.

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
Pár měsíců předem.

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
Colectivos za 10 Kč, uber. Taxi není doporučené kvůli občasným únosům.

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

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?):
Cestovní pojištění od české spořitelny.

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:
Ano a bylo v pořádku. Chvíle čekání a cca 700 Kč za ošetření, co poté bylo proplaceno v ČR.

Did you work during your studies?:
Ne.

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
Nevím.

Tips for free-time activities:
Horolezení s Vertigo Rock Climbing!

Financial support and expenses
Total grant from Centre for International Cooperation:
48000 CZK

Monthly grant in CZK:
12000 CZK

Number of supported months:
4

Total number of months:
4

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
Stipendium Mexické Vlády (Beca de excelencia para extranjeros)

If you received another grant, state which and how much in CZK:
cca 30000 Kč celkem

 
Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
0 MXN

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
0 MXN

b/ amount of tuition fees:
0 MXN

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

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
10000 MXN

a/ of which for accommodation:
5000 MXN

b/ of which for catering:
3000 MXN

c/ travel and recreation:
2000 MXN

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)?:
n/a

How many ECTS credits were recognised at MU?:
n/a

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

What problems did you have with recognition?:
n/a

Overall assessment
Assessment of personal benefit (1 = excellent):
5

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
5

Evaluate the information and support provided by the foreign school (1 = excellent):
3

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
Měla jsem kožní mykózní infekci kvůli kontaminované vodě, ale zrabraly mi léky od místního lékaře.

What would you recommend to take with you:
Oblečení do horka i zimy, léky, ...

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
Ekologické zaměření.

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
nic

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