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Itibo Health Center SDA

Kenya 2018/2019 Freemovers

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Medicine

Field of study:
Student of dentistry (czech programme)

Level of study during period of placement:
Master

Language used:
English

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
autumn 2018

Period of placement (from-to):
2019-01-11 - 2019-02-11

Number of months:
1.00

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
www.itibo.cz; facebook itibo

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
cv, motivační dopis a osobní pohovor

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
4 months

Did you need a visa?:
yes

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
all explained on the website of ministry of foreign affairs of Czech Republic
scans of passport, flight ticket etc, id photo etc.

Length of wait for visa:
around 1 week

Fee for the visa:
50 USD

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?:
yes

During your stay did you change your Learning Agreement?:
no

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
n/a

Did you take any examinations at the foreign school?:
n/a

Does the school use the ECTS system?:
no

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

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

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
n/a

How did you receive study materials?:
n/a

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

How well is the school library equipped?:
n/a

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
n/a

Options from printing and copying:
n/a

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):
1

or describe in your own words:
not really applicable

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
shared room with 8 beds

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
0 ???

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?:
the equipment in the house is good enough, nothing special is needed apart from what is mentioned in the guide for incoming medicals students

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
n/a

What are the catering options?:
n/a

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
a bit less, but depends... for certain types of food and drinks its the same if not more expensive, but in general it is a bit less

Transport to location of placement:
drive in an ambulance car

Rough prices for transportation:
100 ksh/l of nafta

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
everything is organized together, dont really have too much recommendations

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
n/a, you ll be staying at one place the whole time

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
visa, yellow fewer vaccination but everything is explained really well in the guides

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?):
I used the insurance that comes with my credit card; others used the insurance connected to ISIC

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:
no

Did you work during your studies?:
yes

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
very good

Tips for free-time activities:
there is not much free time and if there is, you will be told what the possibilities are

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

Monthly grant in CZK:
16000 CZK

Number of supported months:
1

Total number of months:
1

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
don's scholarschip, my own money

If you received another grant, state which and how much in CZK:
don's scholarschip - 20 000 czk

 
Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
0 CZK

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
0 CZK

b/ amount of tuition fees:
0 CZK

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

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
0 CZK

a/ of which for accommodation:
0 KES

b/ of which for catering:
0 KES

c/ travel and recreation:
20000 CZK

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?:
5

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

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

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:
not really

What would you recommend to take with you:
all that one is instructed to take is enough I believe

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
I was baffled right away

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
nothing!

Further comments:
I would highly recommend this experience to everyone who has the chance to go on a mission in Itibo