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Satakunnan Ammattikorkeakoulu (SPT)

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Gianpietro
Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Satakunnan Ammattikorkeakoulu
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 the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
One of the reason of the erasmus choice was to improve my english. Scandinavia is a really good pleace to learn it. almost everybody speaks correctly english language. But i started to study finnish for personal interests, maybe one day i will need it... And it way a way to know better local people
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Gianpietro
Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Satakunnan Ammattikorkeakoulu
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The cost of the life obsviolly is different. In finland for example food and drinking stuff cost more for the effect of taxes and importation. But the finnish welfare state works well, there are a lot of agevolations for student a young people
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Food, Overall, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Travel, Housing:
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
yes i saved maney for the experience i paid about in total 3300-3500 in 5 months
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Gianpietro
Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Satakunnan Ammattikorkeakoulu
5.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
The Satakunta Polytechnic is not an University , but a polytechnic (emh… well, of course), a kind of higher education introduced not so many years ago in northern European states, that is not present in Italy yet, where teachers try to give a more practical approach to the studies, linked with the local industries. Courses are organized in not only few frontal class, in that kind of lesson where the information are transmitted only by the figure of the professor; but here I tried for the first time the PBL system (Problem Based Learning). PBL is a teaching method where students have to face against a problem and organized in a team, research and individual study, they have to resolve all together it. There is not 1000 pages to study for an exam for every single university credit, but there is a big work on internet research, production of research, small thesis, personal and group presentations. Even if I have to say that I haven't learned so many concept, I have to tell you that all the subject I studied there are very interested and useful for the work's world: how to make public presentations. It is a way of teaching that stimulate in my opinion creativity a makes a person conscious of everything is learned. I really liked it.
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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
maybe more pages to study... i think the theorethical aspect is inportant too
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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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Gianpietro
Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Satakunnan Ammattikorkeakoulu
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
it's always better to find information about social life, folklore, costs, welfare, culture shocks, in a national tourist office or at the national embassy
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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
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
it has been the best choice of my life since this moment
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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
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Erasmus program is really great, I think that the most important think in this kind of project is share multicultural information and experience. This experience has helped me to act, react, organize, compare myself with an environment completely different. From this point of view, after being in contact with different European and international cultures in a such different context like the Finnish one, I feel really more mature, more independent, flexible, more than stronger. But culture shock’s effect is so strange and unconscious field of life: Values, beliefs, attitudes, history, climate, religions, family type, norms and law, geography, languages, idioms, gender, regional and ethnic habits, gender, social classes, age, profession, cultural background, personal experience… what other adjectives have I to add? And the levels of awareness of culture? We usually don’t take care on it but every second that we pass in our life we get new experiences, from whatever surround us, it’s so incredible. And in a foreign context you have, as I think you know, from your past how many inputs you can receive in your day life! I tried from the first moment I have been in Finland to walk the way of the process of adapting in another culture, made by flexibility, tolerance, compromising, empathy, ethnocentrism, awareness, understanding, acceptance (some time really, really hard), respect, selecting and adapting the experience to my culture and trying to bring part of my culture in front of the other, trying to eliminate my stereotypes and create my own view in a dynamic way. The satakunta polytechnic in Rauma has been more than a single event. it's not important wherever you go in erasmus. The most important think is that you go.
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Gianpietro
Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Satakunnan Ammattikorkeakoulu
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities, Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The best night spots in Rauma were the Domino, the Nick Havanna, the Studio:they were disco pub with ot disco or live music or karaoke. you can find also a cafe' in new rauma like maffi's or an irish pub. in old rauma there are a lot of small and pictoresque cafes and restaurant. good restaurant are pizzieria la bamba, pizzeria rosso, the restaurant of cumulus hotel, rosso, buena vista. In old rauma there a chinese restaurant, but i think is very expensive for students. There are also several kebab pizzeria like danny's kebab and Antalya. other restaurant are Wanhan Rauman Kellari, Rustilan kartano, Restaurant Pursikasino, Villa Tallbo. Rauma is very famous in finland for some special events, above all during the summer. The most famous one is the RMJ, the Raumanmeri Midsummer Festivals, the most important rock festival in finland where finnish band play for 3 days under the midnight sun! there is also the Rauma jazz, rauma lace (events about traditional laces, festivo (another music event)
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Gianpietro
Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Satakunnan Ammattikorkeakoulu
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
An apartment gives the opportunity to organize better your individual life. i would like to add that I shared my aparment with a boy from belgium. So i had the opportunity to know an other culture directly. And all the other erasmus students and a lot of finnish guys lived very closed to my apartment. I have never been lonely there.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I founded the apartment in Rauma very confortable, they were pretty small but right for leaving. No problems at all.
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