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Erasmus... where to go?

OK, in January 2006, I can go studying in another country for 6 months.... but where to go?

I am studying Economy and can understand French, English and Dutch...

They are proposing us some countries :

Danemark (classes in English) (Copenhague or Aarhus)
Greece (classes in English (Athens) or Greek (Thessaloniki))
Germany (classes in German) (Berlin, Mannheim or Munich)
Spain (classes in Spanish mostly) (Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Vigo, Zaragoza)
France (classes in French) (Lille, Paris, Poitiers, Toulouse) -> not really interesting I guess as my mother tongue is French
Italy (classes in Italian) (Milan, Naples, Rome, Siena)
The Netherlands (classes in English) (Maastricht)
Portugal (classes in Portuguese mostly) (Coimbra, Faro, Lisboa)

and last but not least....

Canada (in different cities... even at the prestigious McGill university) A lot of demand to go there, they only take the best but at the same time, I'll have to retake most of my Belgian exams during the holiday so that's a disadvantage as well

Also, there're possibilities to go and studying in a Flemish university in Belgium (then my choice would be VUB or UGent) But, it's not really interesting for the "cultural" point of view for Erasmus

Out of thoses choices (judging with my languages possibilities), what would u pick?

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I know I shouldn't say this but I wouldn't chose Canada!!! it's not what it's billed up to be...

It's kind of a personnal question, it really depends of so many factors (background, tastes, language...) I know that if it was up to me I would go to Munich, Germany without a doubt.

Anyway, I know I wasn't the biggest help but good luck; anyway, I don't think you can really go wrong with the great choices that you have.

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I would go to Thessaloniki, Greece
great town

the problem will be with the Greek language tho, I suppose


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Why not try Maastricht? It's a really nice place to be in and it would work out with your language abilities. And it's not all that far off where you live now probably, so if you don't like it, you can rush home quick, which would be a lot harder if you're in Canada. Whatever you choose, good luck!
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I'd choose Canada !
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I would tell u to come to Portugal but the language might be a problem!
that is, if you don't know any portuguese!

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I am Danish. We have great unis, and Copenhagen is a nice time!
Besides, nice to have more Kim supporters in DK

Besides that, we have the roskilde festival (30 km from CPH) www.roskilde-festival.dk
great!

Buts its really cold

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Copenhague is soo great..I'd choose that..

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Copenhague is soo great..I'd choose that..
youve been to CPH?? Where did you go? For how long?

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I would go for Spain!
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France and Netherlands even though beautiful places, will add less to your resume, being French and Dutch your daily languages. If learning another important language is your main goal, I would limit my choices to Spain or Germany then. Munich is a very nice town and the Bavarians are usually very cheerful and festive. Besides, German is not that far from Dutch, and that would help you. Spain has the advantage of a better climate and the outstanding alternatives of Madrid or Barcelona. You will realize that you will soon be able to understand Spanish, as it's not that far from French. Italy would be my third option. Good Luck!
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UK... don't you have that option??
Well, if you go to Greece, Portugal or Spain your money should last longer but on the other hand you could have some trouble with the language.
About the options in Spain they are cool, however in some places you may face people talking in their regional languages
In our Uni we had a list of former Erasmus in those cities so a conversation with a coffee was really useful... maybe you should do so
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youve been to CPH?? Where did you go? For how long?
6 days or something.. I've been to some hotspots like Legoland..

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6 days or something.. I've been to some hotspots like Legoland..
lol, youve visited Jylland too? You have sure been around. Denmark is a really() big country, I am amazed!

You saw Roskilde? Sometimes thats the best city in Dk....

But CPH has the cutest guys...

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Out of those options I'd choose Denmark. Scandinavia is a really interesting region.
I've got the same dilemma by the way. Next year I also have to give up a city but I'm still in doubt between Lausanne (Switzerland) or Göteborg (Sweden). Lausanne has the advantage that it's French so I wouldn't have that many problems understranding. In Göteborg classes are in Swedish. But on the other hand I'm very interested in Scandinavia, so I'm not really sure yet.
Any help?

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