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Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio (UAX)

54 reviews
3.99 / 5 based on 54 reviews
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Nathus
UniversitÚ Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
History of Art, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I spoke well spanish before going to madrid but I acquire more fluency speaking
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Nathus
UniversitÚ Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
History of Art, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
the food is cheap; usually, there aren't any phones in houses or appartments so you can by a mobile phone but it's quite expensive; the accomodation is more expensive in madrid; the nightlife is very important in Spain and it's difficult to avoid going out if you wanna make friends; travel in general is very cheap in Spain.
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Telephone, Housing, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Travel:
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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Nathus
UniversitÚ Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
History of Art, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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
none
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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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Nathus
UniversitÚ Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
History of Art, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
no
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
the level of the courses is not very high and if you go to this university, it's more for the social and personal experience than to learn.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
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
2
Final comments
I recommend to live in the village of the university (villanueva de la ca˝ada) because it's easier to know people and it's cheaper (no travel cost). If you study art, the level is really low and you won't learn a lot of new things but it is not important if you want to know the language. It's a private university and there is a very different atmosfeer than in a public one and it may be a problem, the students of this university are in general very rich.
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Nathus
UniversitÚ Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
History of Art, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
If you choose to live in the village of the university alfonso X (wich is at 30 km of madrid) you can't avoid "calle cristo" where all nightbars stand, the atmosfeer is very good on thursday night!
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Nathus
UniversitÚ Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
History of Art, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
my experience was fine and it is a good way to know people from the country where you live
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
it's a private university so the accomodation is quite expensive and the houses and appartment's are uselessely luxurious
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