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Seinan Gakuin University

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

Period of placement (from-to):
2018-08-20 - 2018-12-22

Number of months:
4.00

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
na internetových stránkach školy

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
motivačný list, prihláška, fotka

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
cca 6 mesiacov

Did you need a visa?:
yes

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
certificate of eligibility, občiansky preukaz, potvrdenie o prijatí na danú školu, fotka, pas
väčšinu dodá škola :)

Length of wait for visa:
cca týždeň

Fee for the visa:
myslím že žiadne

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?:
pred odjazdom ešte nie

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

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
predbežná registrácia prebieha ešte pred odjazdom, prihlasovanie sa koná na základe placement testu, následne je možné kurzy ešte meniť

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:
jeden kredit mal hodnotu dvoch ECTS kreditov

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
zamerané na samostatnú prácu, domáce úlohy, projekty, písanie prác atď.

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
ťažko povedať, niektoré predmety boli na vyššej úrovni, niektoré rovnako ako na MUNI

How did you receive study materials?:
učitelia nám ich dávali, buď online alebo priamo vytisknuté

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
jednoznačne Japanese Linguistics (vyučuje Ikezawa) alebo Comparative Religions (vyučuje Rodriguez)

How well is the school library equipped?:
výborná, veľmi veľká, prístupná, veľa publikácií v rôznych jazykoch

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
výborná, v knižnici sú počítače, tiskárna, avšak skenovanie je trocha problém (ale dá sa v konbini)
vlastný nootebook som takmer nepoužívala, záleží či si píšete poznámky ručne

Options from printing and copying:
na tisk má každý študent kredit 400 bodov (=400 BW strán) zdarma, možnosť navýšenia.
skenovať a kopírovať sa dá len na IT centre, alebo v konbini

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

If yes then what?:
rôzne diskusné, konverzačné aktivity, skúšanie tradičných japnských vecí a pod.

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:

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

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
260 EUR

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):
plus treba počítať s poplatkami za úklid, prenájom futonu a perín a pod.

Describe the equipment. Tips for future students – what should they bring with them?:
Izba je dobre vybavená, kuchyňka tiež. Všetky potrebné veci sa dajú za lacno dokúpiť.
Kto je náročnejší na spánok, odporúčam vlastnú podušku :)

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
čo najskôr to pôjde, pretože miesta v lacných intrákoch, ktoré sú zároveň aj blízko školy sa rýchlo míňajú.
myslím, že aspoň mesiac-dva dopredu treba zaplatiť.

What are the catering options?:
dve školské jedálne na spôsob menzy

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
približne rovnaké, avšak menšie porcie :(
napr. zelenina mi prišla drahšia, ale na mesiac treba počítať s min. 200 eurami

Transport to location of placement:
z letiska ide bus alebo metrom, zastávka je tak 500 metrov od I-Housu

Rough prices for transportation:
denný lístok na metro stál cca 5 eur

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
ak idete na semester, kúpte si spiatočnú :) a neodporúčam letieť cez Šanghaj

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
dá sa kúpiť kolo, mhd je tiež kvalitná.
treba dať pozor však na parkovanie bicyklov - sú platené, ak si to nevšimnete, môžu vám ho zabaviť pod pokutou cca 20 eur

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
treba ísť na úrad (ide sa tam hromadne s doprovodom) kde sa vybavuje pobyt, adresa, 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?):
treba japonské národné poistenie, plus nejaké školské a aj cestovné

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:
našťastie nie, iba so zubárom - ortodoncia
bol veľmi prívetivý, vzal ma hneď ako som prišla, ale musela som si to platiť zo svojho

Did you work during your studies?:
nie

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
dobrá úroveň japončiny a angličtiny

Tips for free-time activities:
cestovanie, po okolí, ale aj celkovo po Japonsku.
športovanie, škola ponúka veľa možností
zabávať sa - karaoke, jesť veľa dobrého jedla

Financial support and expenses
Total grant from Centre for International Cooperation:
80000 CZK

Monthly grant in CZK:
20000 CZK

Number of supported months:
4

Total number of months:
4

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
vlastné + rodičia

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

 
Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
260000 JPY

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
0 JPY

b/ amount of tuition fees:
0 JPY

c/ amount of other fees (which):
30000 JPY

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
91000 JPY

a/ of which for accommodation:
31000 JPY

b/ of which for catering:
40000 JPY

c/ travel and recreation:
20000 JPY

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?:
30

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

What problems did you have with recognition?:
našťastie s nijakým

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:
našťastie nie :)

What would you recommend to take with you:
dostatok peňazí a dobrú náladu

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
vybavenie učební a knižnice
možnosti športovania

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
nízka úroveň niektorých pedagógov

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