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Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)

Universidad del País Vasco, Vicerrectorado del Campus Julianategi, Pº de Arriola, 2, 20018 Donostia, Gipuzcoa, San Sebastian, Spain
4.20 / 5 based on 138 reviews.

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Go everywhere you can, meet everyone you can, and watch your wallet. Read Review
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138 Language reviews of Universidad del País Vasco

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by BastianSander, Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
My main reason to go to Spain was to learn the language of the country. In my opinion Spanish is of the best languages to know. However, in the beginning I only knew very basic phrases and didn't feel well prepared through my Spanish courses at my home university. For example, I couldn't even order things without any problems. I had master dificulties. But with the help of my Spanish friends which I partly already had met at my home university I learned really fast. I hardly was in contact with any other exchange student and tried to live the Spanish way of life. I think that is the best way to really absorb the language.
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by heartcore, Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
I think the only way to learn a foreign language is to go into a country where the language is spoken. You have to experience it, feel it, dream in it and having it constantly around it. That´s the way it works. Furthermore the culture is playing an important role as well. It is all a part of it.
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by Jan, Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
In the beginning it was not easy for me. But the people are very nice and try to help you whereever they can. A good way to acquire the language is doing sports with spanish people, or going out with them. The best way is to live with them.
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by margaret, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
Business Studies, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
At first it was hard because at times it was hard to interact with the locals but there were many international students to meet and talk to and as the year progressed we made friends with some of the locals so that was worthwhile.
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by Sinead, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
Business Studies, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Speaking to the locals is the best way to improve your language so try and get involved as much as possible in university activities with students other than the international students
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by Emily, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, United States
History, Art, Literature, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
Communication wasn't at all a problem in San Sebastian as the instructors and the local people were so helpful and open to students coming in and learning the language.
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by Elly<font, Joensuun Yliopisto, Joensuu, Finland
Philology, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Hardly anyone speaks Basque in town, but at the uni you hear it more. Some people know some English, but don't count on it!
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by Susann, Universität Passau, Passau, Germany
Anthropology, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
The native language is Basque. And although everybody speaks Spanish Basque comunication skills are highly recomended.
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by Joanna, Politechnika Lódzka, Lodz, Poland
Biochemistry, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
At first I had some problems in fluent using of spanish, but every day I learned more and more and finally I used spanish all day long.
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by janna, Jyvaskylan Ammattikorkeakoulu, Jyvaskyla, Finland
Sociology, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Studying abroad is the best way to learn the language. Teachers understood my dificulties with the language.
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by marker13, Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen, Kortrijk, Belgium
Business Studies, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
The language courses are really really good. They divide the students in different levels and you really learn a lot.
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by Riccardo, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Law, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Italian
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Italian a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Italian
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Italian?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
I did a spanish course before the erasmus's experience, so I didn't find problems about language and communication.
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by Amber, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, United States
Language, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Not only will you learn Spanish extremely well, you will also pick up on Basque phrases as well.
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by vespanegra, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Political Science, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before:
My level after:
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
i had problems the very first period, particularly with people in the street. then all went good.
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by kelly, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, United States
Language, Independent
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
The language courses I took were very intense and were a huge factor in my learning of the language
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by Francesca, Università degli Studi di Roma - La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Law, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
it was so easy to learn spanish, so I had no big problems with university and social life
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by Kelly, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, United States
Language, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Spoke on ly spanish in family although they all spoke English. Teachers were excellent.
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by James, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, United States
Language, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
The classes were excellent and the professors incredibly helpful.
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by Amanda, Boise State University, Boise, United States
Language, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
I learned a lot, and soon could communicate with ease
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by Nina, California State University, Chico, Chico, United States
Business Studies, USAC
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
I learned alot of language while I was living there
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