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Brock University

Canada 2018/2019 Partner universities

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Economics and Administration

Field of study:
Finance

Level of study during period of placement:
Master

Language used:
English

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
spring 2019

Period of placement (from-to):
2019-01-04 - 2019-04-24

Number of months:
4.00

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
na stránkach Brock University, prípadne kontaktovať študijné oddelenie na hostiteľskej univerzite

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
certifikát z angličtiny

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
minimálne 4 mesiace vopred

Did you need a visa?:
no

Documents and materials needed for a visa:

Length of wait for visa:

Fee for the visa:

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?:
Kurzy som musela registrovať písomne, nie elektronicky. Do 2 týždňov od začiatka semestra ich bolo možné zmeniť.

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:
0.5 kreditu zahraničnej školy sa rovnala 6 ECTS

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
Výuka pozostávala z veľa skupinových projektov, prezentácií, prípadových štúdií, z čoho všetky mali určitú váhu na konečnej známke. Záverečná skúška mala váhu vo všetkých predmetov väčšinou okolo 20%.

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
Výuka bola o niečo náročnejšia než na domácej univerzite, hlavne kvôli viacerým rôznym projektom počas semestra.

How did you receive study materials?:
Kupovala som si knihy, hľadanie online materiálov, prípadne materiály od starších študentov.

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
Project management

How well is the school library equipped?:
Veľmi dobrá

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
Asi 95% študentov tam mala vlastný notebook, no škola bola vybavená počitáčovymi miestnosťami, takže vlastný notebook nebol nutnosťou.

Options from printing and copying:
Za tisk a kopírovanie sa platilo v školskej knižnici.

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

If yes then what?:
Výlet v prvých týždňoch školy, a počas semestra rôzne workshopy a spoločenské zábavné eventy.

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?:
V dome

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
310 EUR

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?:
Dom bol kompletne vybavený

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
2-3 mesiace dopredu

What are the catering options?:
školská jedáleň, ktorá mi ale prišla zbytočne drahá, preto som si varila sama

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
asi o polovicu drahšie než v ČR

Transport to location of placement:
letecky

Rough prices for transportation:
800 € spiatočná letenka

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
kupovať v dostatočnom predstihu

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
Každý študent je povinný zakúpiť si autobusovú kartu, cena cca 250 CAD.

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

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?):
Poistenie mala univerzita vlastné, pre všetkých študentov povinné. Mala som tiež slovenské cestovné poistenie.

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:
Áno, stačilo mi k tomu univerzitné poistenie, no musela som si doplácať za lieky.

Did you work during your studies?:
Nie

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
Nezisťovala som

Tips for free-time activities:
Spoznávanie mesta, pekná príroda v okolí, tiež blízko aj Niagarské vodopády

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

Monthly grant in CZK:
17500 CZK

Number of supported months:
skoro 4

Total number of months:
4

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

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

 
Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
0 ???

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
0 ???

b/ amount of tuition fees:
0 ???

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

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
0 ???

a/ of which for accommodation:
400 CAD

b/ of which for catering:
250 CAD

c/ travel and recreation:
250 CAD

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)?:
2

How many ECTS credits were recognised at MU?:
24

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

What problems did you have with recognition?:
žiadne

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):
3

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
nie

What would you recommend to take with you:
dostatočnú hotovosť aspoň na prvé 2 týždne

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
ochota profesorov

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

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