ISOIS ▸ Final reports

Host country:
Host institution:
Mobility type:
Program:
Faculty:
Ac. year:
Semesters:
Study level:
Language filled in:

Reichman University

Israel 2021/2022 Faculty agreements

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Social Studies

Field of study:
Media Studies and Journalism / Media research and analytics

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):
2022-02-22 - 2022-07-13

Number of months:
5.00

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
School website, after getting login creditals on IS (my RUni).

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
Cover letter, Structured CV, language knowledge, transcript of records

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
about half a year

Did you need a visa?:
yes

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
1. Letter of acceptance to the university , included field of study
2. declaration of University to the Ministry of interior for Covid issue – (FROM THE UNIVERSTY)
3. declaration of Ministry of Health to the university- (FROM THE UNIVERSTY)
4. application to entry State of Israel with 14 days quarantine(AT THE EMBASSY)
5. Israeli health insurance / Czech health insurance for the period in Israel (needs to cover covid 19)
6. bank statement
7. application for A2 visa
8. two pictures(BRING TO THE EMBASSY)
9. passport valid min.6 months
10. student visa fee 1273 czk (AT THE EMBASSY)
11.vaccination certificate

Length of wait for visa:
week

Fee for the visa:
1273 czk

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?:
yes

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
Info sent via mail, there is add/drop period. Register as soon as possible - similiar to MUNI best courses are registred a few seconds after registration starts.

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

Does the school use the ECTS system?:
no

If not then explain how the credits there were recalculated into ECTS:
agreement with faculty, contact administrator.

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
More practical, projects are easier.

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
More use of recent technology, less academical more practical.

How did you receive study materials?:
via Moodle

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

How well is the school library equipped?:
well, similiar to FSS MUNI.

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
Available

Options from printing and copying:
Paid with card in library

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

If yes then what?:
They have paid programme. I was registered, but due to security reasons schedule was changed. I am not sure it was worth it.

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?:
Airbnb long term rental in Herzliya

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
1000 USD

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?:
Less clean, worse than in Czechia.

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
few months

What are the catering options?:
school cafeteria - expensive food with plastic plates, knife and fork. Would recommend street food and cooking.

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
2-3x higher, Use larger chains instead of small stores. Victory chain is one of cheapest located in 7 stars mall, or in Rananana.

Transport to location of placement:
Public transport - buses and train.

Rough prices for transportation:
4457 Kč for unlimited travel in Tel Aviv Area

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
Buy Rav Kav - student subscription or student stored value. Or you can buy tickets via Moovit app.

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
Buses are nightmare, you do not know how long will journey take because of traffic, trains are faster. Be prepared for security check before entering station. Train is the best option to Tel Aviv. Trains and buses do not run on Shabbat. There are special weekend lines (free of charge).Buses are nightmare, you do not know how long will journey take because of traffic, trains are faster. Be prepared for security check before entering station. Train is the best option to Tel Aviv. Trains and buses do not run on Shabbat. There are special weekend lines (free of charge).

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

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?):
czech AXA

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

Did you work during your studies?:
no (you are not allowed to do so)

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
-

Tips for free-time activities:
travelling across Israel, beaches

Financial support and expenses
Total grant from Centre for International Cooperation:
90000 CZK

Monthly grant in CZK:
20000 CZK

Number of supported months:
4,5

Total number of months:
4,5

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

If you received another grant, state which and how much in CZK:
Stipendium FSS 3A. Stipendijní program na podporu dlouhodobých zahraničních stáží ve výši 22345 Kč

 
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?:
30000 CZK

a/ of which for accommodation:
22000 CZK

b/ of which for catering:
5000 CZK

c/ travel and recreation:
3000 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)?:
33

How many ECTS credits were recognised at MU?:
waiting

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

What problems did you have with recognition?:
long time to get transcript from RUNI

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):
2

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
Konec semestru je velmi zdlouhavý.

What would you recommend to take with you:
Vlastní počítač.

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
Přístup ke studentům, vedení diskuzí.

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
Vysoké náklady, které sice nejsou překvapivé, ale pro Čechy je rozdíl skutečně dramatický. Dále také stravování, které je na univerzitě nešťastně řešeno.

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