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Chalmers University of Technology

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3.96 / 5 based on 258 reviews
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houiko
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Chalmers University of Technology
5.0/5
Languages
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 Swedish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Swedish
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 Swedish?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Language was not a priority for me when I went to sweden..I already had good English skills therefore I focused more on the academic and travel benefits in getting to know anither culture...
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houiko
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Chalmers University of Technology
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
I think that the living costs both in Italy and Sweden are pretty similar on average..Sweden is convenient for cheaper housing and communication services (utilities) but Italy is cheaper in travelling (hotels, transportation)..therefore on average, I spent the same amount of money in Sweden as I would have done in Italy.
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food, Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
IA good surprise was the housing and food were cheaper or as costly as in Italy as in Italy..The expenses were all reasonablefor an italian purchasing power...Very difficult to identify cost saving tips since prices in Sweden are all quite standard and vary little from an alternative to another.
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houiko
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Chalmers University of Technology
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
The courses stress group work and a lot of indepedent research and analysis..Very open styled examinations that improve creativity and a pro active approach.Very relaxed and professional organization..Learning by having fun and interacting with teachers and guse lecturers..Very good experience..Plus company visits and a final Master's thesis work done in cooperation with a Swedish company.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
May be, more interaction with local students by joint academic activities...For everything else the environment (including the facilities) and the organization were very good, Nordic style I would say!
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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houiko
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Chalmers University of Technology
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not really..I appreciated I had to discover myself cultural differences and adapted consequently.
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
It is a good university, the best in Sweden together with KTH of Stockholm...It has a good international and domestic reputation among companies and in the academic world.May be, for someone would be difficult to get udjusted to the dark weather and the coldeness during the winter..It will be difficult to interact with Swedish students as well since they are conservative to my impression..But the experience to get to know a different academic approach and a different culture plus the highly valued international context makes the experience a very good one!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
A helpful advice is to shut down all the prejudices once in Sweden and start to interact with the local environment from scrap..It will make the permanence easier in the beginning and funnier afterward.
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houiko
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Chalmers University of Technology
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Eriksberg is a very good spot with typical nordic atmosphere of quitness and cleanleness...So many etnic restaurants with good prices and unexpensive promotions...Plenty of cafes and bars concentrated in Avenyn, Vasagatan and Linnegatan...A city where things match so perfectly..Very amazing...
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houiko
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Chalmers University of Technology
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
More indepedence...And like living a normal life...
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Very good and efficient house allocation process..Superb facilities and quite unexpensive for a western European like me...Optimal quality/cost ratio...Everything simply perfect...
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