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Polimoda International Institute of Design and Marketing

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4.02 / 5 based on 18 reviews
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eniko
Fashion Institute, NYC, United States
Design (Fashion, Graphic, Industrial, Web), Undergraduate, University Agreement
Polimoda International Institute of Design and Marketing
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 Italian a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Italian
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 Italian?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
it was pretty easy to pick up.
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eniko
Fashion Institute, NYC, United States
Design (Fashion, Graphic, Industrial, Web), Undergraduate, University Agreement
Polimoda International Institute of Design and Marketing
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> A private grant
Work opportunities:
I worked, but it was illegal/cash in hand work
Personal spending habits
new york is a lot more expensive than florence.
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Housing, Telephone, Overall, 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
no
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eniko
Fashion Institute, NYC, United States
Design (Fashion, Graphic, Industrial, Web), Undergraduate, University Agreement
Polimoda International Institute of Design and Marketing
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
its a set program, but the art history and the conceptual thinking was amazing.
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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
better interaction with the italian students. many poeple didn't really pick up the language.
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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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eniko
Fashion Institute, NYC, United States
Design (Fashion, Graphic, Industrial, Web), Undergraduate, University Agreement
Polimoda International Institute of Design and Marketing
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
to buy a bike first thing.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
it changed my life. i realized that i like the european way of doing things much better. they believe in quality over quantity, and really push creativity.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
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
I enjoyed the fact that it was easy to travel to pretty much anywhere. i like the quality of life. i think that the italians were very nice to americans, especially when they saw you trying to speak their language.
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eniko
Fashion Institute, NYC, United States
Design (Fashion, Graphic, Industrial, Web), Undergraduate, University Agreement
Polimoda International Institute of Design and Marketing
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
I mostly went to low key places. There was a jazz bar that was pretty cool. Sometimes big parties.
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eniko
Fashion Institute, NYC, United States
Design (Fashion, Graphic, Industrial, Web), Undergraduate, University Agreement
Polimoda International Institute of Design and Marketing
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?
I like to be independent. although it would have been good with a family as well, because i probably would have learned the language faster.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
the accommodation was great, aside from the heat and the shower in my first appartment. the location was a quick bike ride from school.
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