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Maruca
Universitŗ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universitšt Graz
2.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
well, as I've already said, I didn't have many occasions to speak the local language, as many erasmus spoke just English and as Austrians weren't very easy-going with us... something which helped me a lot was TV, movies and attending lessons.
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Maruca
Universitŗ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universitšt Graz
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
food, generally costs more and then as a foreigner I didn't know where to go to spend less. Housing, in Modena I did not pay for housing, as I got a local grant which used to give me money and house for free. Nightlife was cheaper as you almost do not have to pay for entering disco-pubs, beer is incredibly good and CHEAP and in general we managed on our own for nightlife...
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Overall, Housing, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife:
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
no, nothing particular
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Maruca
Universitŗ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universitšt Graz
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
move very quick and start thinking of them as soon as possible, from your home country possibly. Then, attendance is very important for some courses and teachers give a strong attention to your presence and to your interaction during the course. Be active!
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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
Just.. if you have some essays or kind of "homeworks", do them soon after your lessons and live your Erasmus student life after it.
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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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Maruca
Universitŗ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universitšt Graz
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
that the place where I lived was that bad as it really was.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
take it easy, study what you need, but don't lose your opportunities to have fun, and don't be shy. Try to talk with everybody. Austrians're not that cold as they seem... but you have to move first!
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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
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
If you want to visit Austria, and I warmly recommend it, try to of these ways: bring your car or rent one there and go with people met there, weather Austrians or Erasmus just as you. OR buy the Vorteilscard, which gives you 50% discounts on trains in Austria and abroad. It shouldn't cost more than 20 euros and it's a great thing! HAVE FUN!
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Maruca
Universitŗ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universitšt Graz
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
I organized a lot by myself with people met up there. We often went to private parties and parties organized for Erasmus. A very cheap and good place where to eat, even if surely not that healthy, was the "Drei goldenen Kugeln". I remember a disco, but mainly a kind of disco pub, named the "Three Monkeys", and an other one... but I can't remember how's that called! :p!
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Maruca
Universitŗ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universitšt Graz
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I would go in an apartment where local people live, because where I lived there were only foreigners as me, and we hardly spoke German. We used to talk in English, as many of them couldn't German. That disappointed me a lot. Second I would like to live in a real house, as the student dorm where I was, was quite similar to the one I live in in Italy, and I'd like to experience something different.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The place where I lived, was awful. But I visited all the other student dormitory in Graz and except for mine and an other one pretty close, the others looked clean, nice and comfortable.It's just a question of old building and the bad aspect was that NO Austrian was living in those awful places, just Erasmus and Balcanian students...
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