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Tampere University of Technology (TUT)

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4.20 / 5 based on 117 reviews
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Lorenzo M
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy
Telecommunications, Graduate, Erasmus
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
IT was a mixture of cultures so English was the main language and it improved a lot during those 7 months
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Lorenzo M
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy
Telecommunications, Graduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits
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Travel, Overall, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Telephone:
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
none
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Lorenzo M
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy
Telecommunications, Graduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
Just be sure to have booked them in advance checking the availability
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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
No
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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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Lorenzo M
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy
Telecommunications, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
That Finland would have been so satisfactory, in that case I'd have extended my ERASMUS period
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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
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
To try to get involved from the beginning with the various groups of students that are in it
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
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
3
Final comments
Go to Finland and Tampere specifically because it will amaze you beyond all you can imagine now
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Lorenzo M
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy
Telecommunications, Graduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
There were a couple of nights but I'm not co fond of this kind of activities, I liked more hanging out with people and chatting, or dining all together
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Lorenzo M
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy
Telecommunications, Graduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because we were a lot of people in buildings close one to the other and 5 minuteswalking from the university
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The university was far better than previously imagined, with its facilities and the organization proper of that country (Finland) The accomodation was even better, in a 12 floors building with a lot of students at each floor, which made me interact with different cultures and it improved my english as well
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