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LUISS

Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli, Viale di Villa Massimo, 57, 00161 Roma, Italy, Rome
3.87 / 5 based on 198 reviews.

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93% of students recommend
198 reviews
Housing
3.5/5
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Student life
4.5/5
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Academic
3.7/5
4 stars (72)
Languages
4.5/5
3 stars (54)
Expenses
3.0/5
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Overall
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Best living area for students is around Piazza Bologna. If you get to Rome one month in advance of the semester start, there will be lots of room notices up on the black board! Many Italians share rooms, as accomodation is rather expensive. Read Review
S_Berghaus, Germany

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HOUSING    
by NADIA, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Financial Management, 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: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? The arrangement offered personal indepence and granted life experience outwith a parental/family entity. Provided the opportunity to interact with other foreign students
Personal comments:
The accomodation was not offered by the host university but by a seperate organisation - no residency existed. The accomodation was student orientated in terms of facilities and situation. Effort was made to ensure both owners and lodgers were satisfied. Personally, I was close to all ammenities, the university & city centre. The flat was spacious, clean & provided the necessary conveniences.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Carlo, EMLYON Business School, Lyon, France
Financial Management, 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: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
The typical night in Rome begins at a restaurant(I particularly liked the little restaurants around Piazza Navona and in Trastevere) with a group of friends and continues either just strolling around the historical center with a good gelato or in a disco pub. In the summer there are numerous music festivals (not to miss the Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival). Not to be missed also is a trip to the nearby Castelli Romani, their villages lakes, and stop for a very rustic dinner at Ariccia, famous for its "porchetta"
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ACADEMIC    
by NADIA, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Financial Management, 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:
Faculty of Economics: Economia dei mercati monetari e finanziari-very difficult but also v.interesting, Finaza aziendale-interesting,Politica Economica Europea offers opportunity to combine economics/finance in a european environment- personally interesting as I combine language study with business studies.



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:
Due to difference in exam constitution , i.e. presenting orally instead of written, and therefore possible inequality in the level of difficult endured by each student, it would perhaps be advisable to offer the choice of exam type preffered.

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by d00j1b, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
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: 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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
Different Erasmus students had quite different levels of Italian, and all coped fine. Many Spaniards and some Dutch spoke quite poor Italian. The course offered in September was very dull for an intermediate speaker, but an excellent way of getting to know the other Erasmus. It was somewhat more useful for the beginners and advanced groups. Lectures in term time, though unbelievably boring were an excellent way of picking up good Italian. Roman dialect sounds lovely, but is not quite pure Italian. Lots of the students come from the Mezzogiorno, some speaking in dialect as a first language. Lecturers were largely clear.
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EXPENSES    
by d00j1b, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
Political Science, 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:
Durham is cheaper than Rome for housing - as you would expect. I travelled more in Italy than I would in Britain. Bills, however, were much more expensive, especially electricity and the condominio charge (if you have to pay it).
Travel, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Food: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
Most Italians bought all their own books - I was one of the few people to use the library (although it was not very user friendly). Ask people in upper years to lend you their books (they're very obliging that way). Internet access at uni was fine, though a turn system was used. Printing was free! If you can avoid it, don't even think about opening a bank account - they charge you for the pleasure. Uni provides emergency medical health insurance for free. Registering with a normal doctor is tricky at first, but it's useful for prescription medicines (which can often be got by paying full commercial price at pharmacies without having a prescription), because it's only €1 with a prescription. The Erasmus grant, and the lack of having to pay tuition fees, and the fact that Ryanair flights are cheaper than GNER trains from Durham to London, meant that my finances were as healthy if not more as they would be at home.
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OVERALL    
by S_Berghaus, Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands
Political Science, 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...
Nothing really apart from the fact that everybody is SURELY gonna have a fantastic (!) time in Rome. Divertitevi!
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



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:
Don`t start studying too late and make sure you always attend the (obligatory) lectures. Make sure, you have a good level of Italian before going.



FINAL COMMENTS

Best living area for students is around Piazza Bologna. If you get to Rome one month in advance of the semester start, there will be lots of room notices up on the black board! Many Italians share rooms, as accomodation is rather expensive.
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