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Carroll College

USA 2021/2022 ISEP Exchange

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Arts

Field of study:
Psychology / Psychology

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):
2022-01-14 - 2022-05-23

Number of months:
4.00

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
Na webových stránkách Carroll College.

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
TOEFL certifikát, výpis známek, motivační dopis, doporučující dopis od vyučujícího

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
2 semestry dopředu.

Did you need a visa?:
yes

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
SEVIS doklad o zaplacení
Certificate of eligibility for exchange visitor status (J-nonimigrant) (DS form)

Length of wait for visa:
1 měsíc

Fee for the visa:
cca 9000 kč

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?:
Ano

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

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
První týden školy. Omezení dle ročníku studia. Možnost změny první dva týdny školy.

Did you take any examinations at the foreign school?:
Ano

Does the school use the ECTS system?:
no

If not then explain how the credits there were recalculated into ECTS:
5 kreditů v ECTS jsou ekvivalenem 3 kreditů v tamnějším systému.

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
Výuka jednoho předmětu cca 2x týdně. Úkoly na každou hodinu. Zkoušky průběžně během semestru. Většina předmětů má minimálně jednu semestrální práci cca 5 stran.

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
Srovnatelné.

How did you receive study materials?:
Knihy z Amazonu

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
Dr. Honzel - Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Julian Nolen - Experiental therapy

How well is the school library equipped?:
Moc tam toho není, včetně povinných knih.

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
Wifi všude, vlastní notebook nutný pro skládání zkoušek.

Options from printing and copying:
Ano

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

If yes then what?:
Výlet do Yellowstonu.

How would you assess your integration with the local students (evaluation like in school from 1 to 5 with 1 as highest):
4

or describe in your own words:

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
Na kolejích přímo na kampusu

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
300 USD

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):
Neplatila jsem

Describe the equipment. Tips for future students – what should they bring with them?:
Vše potřebné tam je - včetně ručníků, povlečení, pračky atd.

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
Přes ISEP není třeba řešit.

What are the catering options?:
ISEP zařídí - 3x denně v místní menze.

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
1,5 krát dražší

Transport to location of placement:
Do města se dá dobře dostat letadlem, ale ve městě není městská hromadná doprava. Pro transport na letiště, kamarád s autem nutný.

Rough prices for transportation:
16 000 kč letenka z ČR do Heleny

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
kiwi
student agency

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
auta kamarádů
žádná MHD
možnost půjčení kola na univerzitě - drahé

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
Odeslat DS from ISEP - řeší zahraniční koordinátor

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 - cca 400 USD

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:
Ano, přímo na škole byla zdravotní sestra, která může předepisovat léky - dobrý servis

Did you work during your studies?:
Ne

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
Na kampusu max.

Tips for free-time activities:
Horolození, lyžování

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:
4,5

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
Vlastní úspory

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

 
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):
0 USD

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
300 USD

a/ of which for accommodation:
0 USD

b/ of which for catering:
100 USD

c/ travel and recreation:
200 USD

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)?:
12

How many ECTS credits were recognised at MU?:
20

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

What problems did you have with recognition?:
Bez problémů

Overall assessment
Assessment of personal benefit (1 = excellent):
5

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
4

Evaluate the information and support provided by the foreign school (1 = excellent):
4

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
Nesetkala.

What would you recommend to take with you:
Co nejmémě věcí.

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
Velmi se o nás jako o zahraniční studenty zajímali. Na univerzitě byla k dispozici zdravotní sestra a psycholog. Zaplatili nám výlet do Yellowstonu, lyžování a pobyt termálních pramenech. Učitelé se o své studenty velmi zajímají i na osobní rovině.

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

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