ISOIS ▸ Final reports

Host country:
Host institution:
Mobility type:
Ac. year:
Study level:
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Sungkyunkwan University

South Korea 2018/2019 Partner universities

Personal data
Mobility type:

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Education

Field of study:
Visual Arts and Art Education

Level of study during period of placement:

Language used:

Summer/winter school?:

Period of studies:
autumn 2018

Period of placement (from-to):
2018-09-03 - 2018-12-22

Number of months:

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
Neco najit na webu je docela obtizne. Obvykle skola posyla Excel soubor s seznamem predmetu, ale neni tam popis o cim to je a jak se vyucuje. Taky budte pripravene, ze budete muset pro univerzitni online system pouzivat IE a nainstalovat spoustu addonu.

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
Zdravotni formular (dulezite vysetreni plic pro koleji), doporucovaci dopis, vypis znamek a motivacni dopis

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
Cca 4-5. mesicu

Did you need a visa?:

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
Pozvani se skoly, doporucovaci dopis, potvrzeni ubytovani, pas, formular, fotka

Length of wait for visa:
V Cesky cca 2. tydny. V Belorusky - 2. dni

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?:
Prez online system, a jen mozne pouzit IE, v Chromu, Opere a MF ten system nefunguje.
Zacinala se registrace cca mesic pred zacatkem semestru. Zmeny jsou mozne do konce prvniho vyucovaciho tydne. Taky je mozna registrace offline, primo na univerzite.

!!! Velmi casto, i kdyz je napsane, ze vyuka je v anglictine, profesor anglicky neumi! Takze budte pripravene, ze budete muset hodnekrat menit svuj LA

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:
1 kredit SKKU = 2 ECTS

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
Studoval jsem na katedre umeni, takze meli jsme ateliery a zadnou teorii. Hodnoceni A-F system, nebo P/NP

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
Horsi. Kladou velky duraz na zapamatovani, ale ne pochopeni.

How did you receive study materials?:
Maji knihovnu a obcas profesori nahravaji materialy do iCampusu (neco jako IS)

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
Treba, Comparative Thoughts East and West

How well is the school library equipped?:
Nevim, tam jsem nechodil

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
Vsude byl dostupny wifi. Vlastni notebook asi potreba

Options from printing and copying:
Horsi, nez na MU. Maji v kampusu pocitace pr tisk, ale jsou stare, pomale a velmi nepratelsky system platby

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

If yes then what?:
Vyjezdy, party, vylety, oslavy statnich svatku

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:
Korejci se moc nejdou na kontakt, nemluvi moc dobre anglicky

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
Kolej, pokoj pro 2

Cost of accommodation - monthly:

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?:
Meli by vzit z sebou postelni pradlo. Jinak pokoj byl fajn, ale hodne zalezi na koleji. Bydlel jsem v C House, 2 zastavky od univerzity.
V pokoje je pracka, stul, zidle, postel, skrine a toaleta se sprchou.

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
cca 2-3 mesice, a chteji to mit zaplaceno hned.

What are the catering options?:
Varit na kolejich nebo jist venku. Varit se moc nevyplati (jen snidani)

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
Mleko ~ 70kc, ovoce a zelenina - velmi drahe. Vsechny potraviny x2 drazsi

Transport to location of placement:
Metro, autobus nebo pesky

Rough prices for transportation:
cca 30kc

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
To nevim, letel jsem z Moskvy, bylo to levneji nez z Prahy.

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
Metro, Autobus, pesky. Kolo moc ne, nemaji dobrou infrastrukturu. Ale taxi je levne

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
Ano, povoleni k pobytu. S tim pomuze international office na univerzite.

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?):
Je nutne poridit cestovni pojisteni. Mel sem pojisteni od VZP za 2640kc. Nevim vyhody/nevyhody, bral jsem nejlevnejsi

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:

Did you work during your studies?:

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
Pracovat neni mozne

Tips for free-time activities:
Party, vylety, jidlo :)

Financial support and expenses
Total grant from Centre for International Cooperation:
70000 CZK

Monthly grant in CZK:
17500 CZK

Number of supported months:

Total number of months:

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

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

Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:

a/ amount of enrolment fee:

b/ amount of tuition fees:

c/ amount of other fees (which):

What was your average monthly expenditure?:
800000 KRW

a/ of which for accommodation:
200000 KRW

b/ of which for catering:
400000 KRW

c/ travel and recreation:
200000 KRW

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)?:

How many ECTS credits were recognised at MU?:

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

What problems did you have with recognition?:

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:

What would you recommend to take with you:
Teple obleceni v zime. V Koreje je fakt zima.

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
Pratelsky pristup s boku International Office

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
Konservatizmus a, jak jsem uz zminel, ze velmi casto predmety ktere by se meli vyucovat v anglictine, v anglictine se nevyucujou.

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