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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) reviews

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4.16 / 5 based on 388 reviews
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Lauri
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
3.8/5
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Spanish seem to be very friendly towards strangers but they take the opportunity to use their english skills when they can. Courses in Spanish were the most useful part but also the communication with the local people (e.g. landlady who did not speak english at all etc.)
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Lauri
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
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Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, 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
Banking was quite expensive even if easy to use.
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Lauri
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Last year courses of LADE (Licanciatura en Administracion y Direccion de Empresas) were pretty good. Especially those in marketing. I also assisted in legal French course that was directed to postgraduate students but it was also quite good for some who has some experience in law and French
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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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Lauri
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
There is nothing that I really would have like to know. Maybe a bit more Spanish because the beginning was really hard.
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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
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The university has a good reputation between Spanish universities and also as regards to other universities in Madrid. That is really true, because everything was well organised starting from tutor-organisation (that is important!) to the interesting courses.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Go to Madrid! That is a city to be seen and life there is nice. People are friendly and helpful. Spanish culture in itself curious and attractive. Travelling by bus in Spain and Portugal is cheap and buses confortable. If you are going to Carlos III it is worth considering to live in Getafe. Much more cheaper, good communication with Madrid (trains, buses even at night) and the people in Getafe are more like in Spain in general. Madrid is more turistic than Spanish.
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Lauri
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
3.8/5
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
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Well, in Madrid, there are plenty of nice corners. You hardly can select the best one. Of course, famous night clubs as Palacio de Gaviria is always to be seen. At my home town, Getafe that is 15km from Madrid city centre there where quite nice corner cafes and even an irish pub.
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Lauri
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because you have wider choice of where to live
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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