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Truman State University

USA 2021/2022 ISEP Exchange

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Informatics

Field of study:
Software engineering

Level of study during period of placement:
Master

Language used:
English

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
spring 2022

Period of placement (from-to):
2022-01-07 - 2022-05-06

Number of months:
5.00

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
Na webe školy
http://catalog.truman.edu/content.php?filter%5B27%5D=CS&filter%5B29%5D=&filter%5Bcourse_type%5D=-1&filter%5Bkeyword%5D=&filter%5B32%5D=1&filter%5Bcpage%5D=1&cur_cat_oid=14&expand=&navoid=681&search_database=Filter#acalog_template_course_filter

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
Nič

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
pol roka dopredu

Did you need a visa?:
yes

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
Pas a vyplniť online formulár

Length of wait for visa:
24 hod

Fee for the visa:
350e

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?:
áno

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?:
škola po príchode rozhodne kde vás priradí nedá sa to ovplyvniť dopredu

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:
*2

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
veľa praktických projektov počas semestra, tímová práca

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
podobne

How did you receive study materials?:
Potreba kúpiť knihy a online materialy

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
Beck - veľa naučí ale má veľmi svojské pravidlá
Rahman - veľmi sa snaží počas prednášok ale občas je to nuda
CS 480 - Artificial Intelligence - neoporúčam veľká nuda nič mi to nedalo
CS 470 - Computer Networks - zaujimavé ak vás bavia siete ale strašne nudné zadania ale prednášky super

How well is the school library equipped?:
výborná

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
Notebook je nutnosť

Options from printing and copying:
Je tam tlačiareň a skener v knižnici

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

If yes then what?:
Každý týždeň sa niečo deje pre medzinárodných študentov

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:

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

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
0 ???

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):
Zaplatil som len poplatok 43500 czk a ISEP poplatok 400 USD a poistenie 100 USD/ mesiac a všetko som mal zaplatené

Describe the equipment. Tips for future students – what should they bring with them?:
na internáte nieje nič, len steny a posteľ. Treba si doniesť periny vankúš posteľné prádlo záves do sprchy ...

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
Netreba ISEP to vybavý

What are the catering options?:
V jedálni - iba fastfood : hamburger hranolky kola - bez obmedzenia ... celý semester

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
2 násobné

Transport to location of placement:
Lietadlo

Rough prices for transportation:
1000 USD

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
Kúpiť letenku čím skôr

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
Iba pešo alebo autom. Žiadna verejná doprava tam nieje a všetko je ďaleko pešo 4km do supermarketu.

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

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?):
ISEP povinné zdravotné poistenie
100 USD/mesiac

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:
Chcel som sa objednať k doktorovi ale nepodarilo sa mi a skôr som vyzdravel sám. Všetko treba riešiť cez poistovňu a je to hrozné. Dlhé čakacie doby, veľa papierovania.

Did you work during your studies?:
áno - doučoval som programovanie

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
Možnosť práce len na Campuse.

Tips for free-time activities:
Eventy na Campuse nič iné tam nie je

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 zdroje a práca

If you received another grant, state which and how much in CZK:
0

 
Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
0 USD

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
0 USD

b/ amount of tuition fees:
0 USD

c/ amount of other fees (which):
400 USD

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
500 USD

a/ of which for accommodation:
0 USD

b/ of which for catering:
300 USD

c/ travel and recreation:
200 USD

Any comments to the average monthly expenditure:
Mal som síce jedlo v jedálni ale bol to čistý fastfood a preto som si jedlo kupoval sám a aj doprava je drahá (taxi, letenky vrámci USA) ak som chcel niečo vidieť.

Recognition of foreign studies at the home faculty
How many credits did you gain during your studies (in the system of the foreign school)?:
30

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?:
áno

What problems did you have with recognition?:
-

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

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
2

Evaluate the information and support provided by the foreign school (1 = excellent):
2

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
nie

What would you recommend to take with you:
veľa peňazí a málo batožiny

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
Prístup učiteľov

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

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