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Jagiellonian University

Poland 2019/2020 Freemovers

Personal data
Mobility type:

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Arts

Field of study:
FDROJAkJ F01702 Románské jazyky. Doktorské kombinovaný

Level of study during period of placement:

Language used:

Summer/winter school?:

Period of studies:
spring 2020

Period of placement (from-to):
2020-07-03 - 2020-07-31

Number of months:

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
On the university website

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
The basic documents that are required for a scholarship such a learning agreement and so on

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
At least two months

Did you need a visa?:

Documents and materials needed for a visa:

Length of wait for visa:

Fee for the visa:

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

If not, why not?:

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

During your stay did you change your Learning Agreement?:

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
In my case, it was a researching period, so it wasn´t a official course

Did you take any examinations at the foreign school?:

Does the school use the ECTS system?:

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

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
In my case, I cannot describe the teaching methods because there was not any course

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
I cannot say

How did you receive study materials?:
I was in the library, I had to make a student card. It takes 10 minuts and 10 or 15 zloty for 3 months

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

How well is the school library equipped?:
It is well equipped

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
Good internet access. I had my own laptop

Options from printing and copying:
I cannot say in the building, but near the library it is possible to copy and print

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

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):

or describe in your own words:

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
In a private room in a flat with other 2 people

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
250 EUR

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):
It was near the center, you can find places cheapear

Describe the equipment. Tips for future students – what should they bring with them?:
Linens (sheets, blankets, pillow), towels, but it depends on the flat...

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
Some months before, I recommend to plan it with time, looking where everything it is, how to get there, what is better for you, live near the center, near the faculty, go by walk or use the public transport, near the rail station or highway, near the some mall center, or have a quiet room far from the center, with how many people, etc.

What are the catering options?:
It is up to you, you find everything nowadays

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
It is a litte more expensive in Poland

Transport to location of placement:
by walk/ by tram

Rough prices for transportation:
18 kč. (3 zloty) for 20 minutes by tram

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
There are some monthly tickets

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
Good conecctions with tram and bus. Krakow it is a good city for bikes, there are a lot of cycle lanes

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
Nothing special. Medical Inssurance. Passport, money (zloty)...

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?):
For one month, about 700 Kč. in VZP

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:

Did you work during your studies?:

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
I don´t know

Tips for free-time activities:
Walk without a map

Financial support and expenses
Total grant from Centre for International Cooperation:
16000 CZK

Monthly grant in CZK:
16000 CZK

Number of supported months:

Total number of months:

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
No another sources except savings

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

Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
15 PLN

a/ amount of enrolment fee:

b/ amount of tuition fees:

c/ amount of other fees (which):

What was your average monthly expenditure?:
13000 CZK

a/ of which for accommodation:
5000 PLN

b/ of which for catering:
6000 PLN

c/ travel and recreation:
2000 PLN

Any comments to the average monthly expenditure:
You pay for your library card, I think about 10 or 15 zlotys for 3 months. About the monthly expenditure, I can´t really say, something like that, but it depends on the person

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

How many ECTS credits were recognised at MU?:

Did you know in advance which of your courses would be recognised by your home faculty?:
yes, I was doing the subject ROMDZS (zahraniční stáž)

What problems did you have with recognition?:
I still don´t know, I hope none

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

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):

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

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
No, but I recommend to choosse carefully the place for living and don´t pay anything untill being sure. And czech language sometimes helps, but polish language it´s difficult to understand

What would you recommend to take with you:
Linens and all type of clothes (and umbrella)

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
Kindness of people

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

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