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Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)

236 Overall Reviews
4.17 / 5 based on 821 reviews
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shakira
Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I had no idea that i would have been so difficoult finding a room. My university should have suggested me to leave before, in order to have enough time to look for an accomodation.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
be prepared at the general mess which is characteristic of Spain
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
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
Living and studying in madrid was great. I had some problems in the first months, because here there are so much foreigner students that the host university is not be able to help anyone. It is more hard than spend a period studying in a smaller city. however there are other advantages. Here social and nightlife is amazing!!!
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anonymous
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I could've been advised about housing because that was the most difficult thing for me in the whole ten months I spent there.
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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
4
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
The ambiance is amazing, very laid-back and tolerant. The classes are interesting, estimulating and there is a wide variety for you to choose from. I can almost say that I learned more in just one year that in three years in my home university in Portugal.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
If you get the opportunity to go study in UCM, do it! You'll work hard but make the most of it and you'll have a year to remember.
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SWillems
Marquette University, Milwaukee, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish that I wouldn't have been so intimidated with speaking another language. You need to just jump in a go for it - you will never learn unless you are willing to make mistakes.
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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
4
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
I would definately encourage anyone to go - you learn more about yourself during the experience than you ever will from a text book back home.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Be sure to take advantage of every chance you have to meet locals. Use common sense - but don't be afraid of being approached or approaching others. You may meet friends that will last a lifetime.
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Crystal
Texas A&M University, College Station, United States
Language, Undergraduate, CEA
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The cost of living in an apartment was so much cheaper and being an exchange student doesn't require a 6000k instead you can enroll in the University for a fraction of that cost!
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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
4
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Try to get more of the spanish students involved with the language program so that we can meet more of them.
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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
3
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
Don't overpack, bring peanut butter and a strip of carpet, don't buy the telephone card that has a little gold square on the right upperhand corner to call to the US instead go to Sol in one of those kisko for $13 card that gives you sooo many more minutes, go to a travel agent for great travel packages, wake up early even if it hard, put yourself in awkward situtations so that you can learn more about yourself, avoid subway and mcdonalds so that you can try the palle (if you loose too much weight because you can't find anything you like, the ham and cheese is a great alternative).
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Studies in Advertising & PR
Alfredo
France, Graduate
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
3.0/5
Overall
El título de Grado en Publicidad y Relaciones Públicas, de reciente implantación, cuenta con un creciente y continuado impulso tanto en nuestro país como en países de nuestro entorno. A continuación, y con fundamento en los estudios realizados sobre esta titulación en la Unión Europea, así como en Estados Unidos, Canadá y algunos países de Asia, se recogen datos que justifican el interés académico, científico y profesional (las referencias de los estudios utilizados se recogen en los apartados correspondientes).

Interés científico, académico y profesional

En cuanto al contenido de los estudios, cabe afirmar que la enseñanza universitaria en Publicidad y Relaciones Públicas atraviesa una coyuntura cambiante que se encuadra en el contexto contingente propio de los estudios de Comunicación. Uno de los debates suscitados en torno al interés científico y académico de estos estudios es el de cuál sea el adecuado equilibrio entre la cualificación necesaria para abordar el ejercicio de la práctica profesional con la preparación teórica de las materias de fundamentación básica en comunicación.

Desde el creciente desarrollo de los estudios de marketing, la propuesta de la enseñanza de estas disciplinas (Publicidad y Relaciones Públicas) se ha desarrollado por caminos paralelos en muchas ocasiones: propone abordar todas las posibles funciones que la comunicación puede tener en relación con la práctica de la Publicidad y de las Relaciones Públicas. Esta perspectiva afirma que el estudio de las funciones de la comunicación de forma “relacional” (es decir, poniendo el acento en las conexiones que se dan entre las distintas formas de comunicación) consigue un resultado “mayor que si la comunicación estuviera sectorializada, persiguiendo su propio objetivo dentro de un plan de medios”. Desde el punto de vista curricular, la concepción del marketing integrado aboga por planes de estudios integrados y unificados conceptualmente.

En el marco de este debate, y en el contexto de elaboración de un plan de estudios, se solicita que las Facultades constituyan una verdadera guía en la evolución de estos estudios y que no se limiten a ser instituciones de simple reacción a los cambios que la industria va presentando. Se aboga, cada vez más, por una estructuración de los planes de grado que contemplen las relaciones que se dan entre las distintas funciones de la comunicación. De manera que los planes de grado han de profundizar en la identidad que la función persuasiva de la Comunicación tiene en la formación de licenciados en Publicidad y Relaciones Públicas. En definitiva, tanto la docencia como la investigación en publicidad y relaciones públicas ha de ser concebida y asumida desde la Comunicación, dotando a esta área del saber de la identidad y personalidad propia. Sólo así se puede enfocar adecuadamente un título de grado en Publicidad y Relaciones Públicas.

Así concluía también la Comisión Nacional sobre los estudios de publicidad y relaciones públicas (las referencias se incluyen más abajo) que publicaba un número monográfico sobre los retos para la educación en el siglo XXI (Port of Entry: Public Relations Education for the 21st):

- Es necesario tener una sólida formación de base en ciencias sociales y humanidades como punto de partida de los estudios de publicidad y relaciones públicas, pero inspirada por lo que es específico de la Comunicación.

- Se hace necesario, además, que los planes de estudio incluyan lo necesario para abordar la práctica: los principios, estudios de casos, investigación y evaluación, redacción y producción, planificación y dirección, campañas y prácticas supervisadas en empresas.

- La identidad científica propia de la docencia e investigación de publicidad y relaciones públicas se manifiesta también en la existencia de 22 revistas científicas en comunicación en España, además, de 63 revistas en ámbito internacional.
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Pros
Your grade will always be Complutense
Cons
Old programe of studies
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Gosia
Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza, Poznan, Poland
Philology, Graduate, Independent
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That the cost of accommodation was so high and that the level of the university wasn't extremely high.
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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
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Improve the level of foreign language classes. It was very low.
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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
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
I liked my year in Madrid even if the university wasnt as good as i expected from the biggest one in Spain. If u want to travel around Spain choose planes, they're not so expensive comparing to trains. Learn a little bit Spanish before going, Spaniards dont speak English.
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