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European School of Economics, Milan (ESE)

49 reviews
3.66 / 5 based on 49 reviews
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anonymous
Southampton Institute, Southampton, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
European School of Economics, Milan
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning Italian a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Italian
How much did you improve your Italian?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
At first it was difficult as Italian's hardly speak any English, however I quickly learned basic phrases within a few weeks and was able to cope. By the end of the year I was pretty much fluent. Oh and watching Italian TV definitly works!
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anonymous
Southampton Institute, Southampton, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
European School of Economics, Milan
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Milan is a very expensive city especially now that the Euro has been introduced, but as long as you budget wisely, it'll all be good...
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Telephone, Travel, Overall, Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Food:
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
Try buying food in bulk at large supermarkets rather than the local grocery stores, will save you money. Also a metropass (17 Euros/month) is extremely useful.. try not to live too far away from the city center, rent might be cheaper but you'll spend a lot on transportation.
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anonymous
Southampton Institute, Southampton, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
European School of Economics, Milan
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Hm, not exactly what i expected but not too bad...
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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
Academically it was alright, maybe just a little bit hectic, not too organized...
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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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anonymous
Southampton Institute, Southampton, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
European School of Economics, Milan
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Just information about the country in general... knowing the culture and traditions beforehand is quite useful..
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Not exactly what I was expecting... I wouldn't recommend the university but the city is great!!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Travel as much as you can! The country is BEAUTIFUL! Grocery stores close Friday at 6pm and then don't open until Monday afternoon so stock up for those 3 days! The metro closes at midnight so make sure you have a way to get home after that... and in general, enjoy your experience...
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anonymous
Southampton Institute, Southampton, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
European School of Economics, Milan
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife, Activities, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Stick to the center... Brera is a great neighbourhood for cute cafe's and bars and nightclubs? There are so many!! They're not hard to miss!
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anonymous
Southampton Institute, Southampton, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
European School of Economics, Milan
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
The university doesn't offer accommodation and apartments aren't very hard to find in Milan. There are tons of students there in the same situation so therefore there are many opportunites for great apartments. It would also be helpful to live with Italians if sharing as this will help you with the language and any customs/traditions.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
As mentioned earlier, the university doesn't offer accommodation so you'll have to find it yourself, however, this isn't extremely hard to do.
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