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UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze

University of Florence, La Pira 4, 50121 Firenze, Italy
3.82 / 5 based on 144 reviews.

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80% of students recommend
144 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (144)
Student life
4.3/5
5 stars (42)
Academic
3.5/5
4 stars (60)
Languages
4.3/5
3 stars (24)
Expenses
3.1/5
2 stars (18)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
Travel, this is my comment, you have to travel Italy, it is nice. Read Review
delpo85, Spain

144 reviews of UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze

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HOUSING    
by skazedon, Karl Franzens Universitńt Graz, Graz, Austria
Education, Secondary, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: I shared an apartment with other students
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: share a flat with other students
Why? Great to get to know people outside university. No contracts - you leave when you want.
Personal comments:
The University of Florence does not provide any accommodation at all but it's quiet easy to find something nice if you start looking early (September). Really helpful: La Pulce where you find many ads every week. People advertise free rooms also in Piazza Brunelleschi and on campus. Don't pay agencies for addresses - you can find the same in the Pulce.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Jorge, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Public Relations/Publicity/Advertising, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Florence is a city to be seen, o be walked, to be admired... every corner has some magic, every cafe, every square, every street... really one of the most amazing cities i've ever seen.
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ACADEMIC    
by Annelies, Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium
Medicine, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Well, to be honest, I didn't take any courses, I did an internship in the Careggi hospital, maybe that's why I didn't have much contact with other students...



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
An organisation to welcome and entertain International/Erasmus-students would be very usefull...Any organisation for students...they didn't seem to know what that means...

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by Jorge, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Public Relations/Publicity/Advertising, 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
Was learning Italian a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Italian
How much did you improve your Italian?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Italian and spanish are very similar... also the italian is a language i love and i've studied it for two years before coming, i can perfectly live here because i have no problems with the italian.
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EXPENSES    
by Robert, University of Wales, Bangor, Bangor, United Kingdom
Language, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Florence is extremely expensive with regards accomodation as it is a major tourist destination.
Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Travel: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
The cost of accomodation is very high in Florence.
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OVERALL    
by Joel, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
Things aren't similiar to the UK, even though you think there's be certain uniform standards because of the EU. Italy is not a nanny-state like the UK is, everything is down to you, the individual. Your victory - your praise. Your mistake - your fault.
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
The University is a shambles really, diferent faculties have different standards of what theye expect from Erasmus students, the exam process is a joke and wildly unfair. But Florence as a host city is absolutely fantastic.



FINAL COMMENTS

Come well prepared financially, try and save a little, it does end up being pricey (rent being the main source of drainage!), use the internet at Uni, it'll save you so much money from net cafes. Go out and socialise, it's the only way to meet Italians and improve your language, it worked for me, it'll work for you!
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