Aachen? No erasmus spirit
Last year I had an erasmus year in Aachen, and this is what I can say about it:
If you are planning to go to Aachen to have an erasmus year or an intership year, think about it carefully. Aachen is not the typical erasmus city, if you are an engineering student and you have many subjects in your learning agreement you should think 2 times before aplying.
I was there last year and if I could go back in the time, I realy would have gone to another city.
My reasons are:
1- It is not easy to pass the subjects, actually many teachers don't care that you are an erasmus student and you don't know the language like a german guy, they are use to think: "If you dominate the subject like all the non-erasmus students, then you will pass it. If you don't, then you won't pass it"
2- If you are looking for a year full of parties where is easy to get a girl, just forget it. You won't, or you won't do it very often. Aachen is a city full of male students and not many girls (it is a technical university). I know many people that in 1 year only had sexual relations with the right hand.
3- If you are planning to stay there the hole year (2 semesters), then you will NOT have a summer holidays because all the exams in the Sommer Semester are in the months July, August, September.
For the these reasons I think that Aachen is NOT a good city to have an erasmus year. But off course it depends of what are you looking for...
Anyway in Aachen there are also good things, the city is not expensive, it is beautifull, it is located in a privileged geographical area (many chances to travel to differents destinations), the RWTH is a very good University and that will help you without doubts to find a job in the future..
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