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Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid (UPCM) reviews

102 reviews
4.23 / 5 based on 102 reviews
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Andreas
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid
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
Before arriving in Madrid my oral Spanish was fluent as I speak Spanish with my Argentine father. Moreover, my written level was not of the highest standards. The reason for this was I had gone to school for short intervals during my stay in Spanish speaking countries. The year I spent in Madrid helped me perfect my written Spanish. I discovered different accents and slangs which bolstered my lexical analysis and comprehension.
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Andreas
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Housing was very expensive in the centre of Madrid compared to Edinburgh.
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Overall, Nightlife, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Travel, 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
none
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Andreas
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Universidad Pontificia Comillas offers a wide range of courses. Many of these modules are not provided at other universities. These courses vary from Official Protocol in Foreign and Corporate Affairs to Global Business Negotiations. These modules will boost your personal abilities rather than enhance your academic knowledge. Courses involve a small number of students which helps to create a more personal relationship with the professor.
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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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Andreas
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No
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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
3
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
This is a great university where you will improve both your personal ability as well as your academic knowledge.
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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
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Try to arrive in madrid a couple of weeks before term starts, finding an apartement can be quite tricky. Try to travel as much as you can.
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Andreas
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Spanish culture involves having a extense social life.Going to a cafe or a bar on a daily basis is a basic way of life in Spain. I was already used to such a culture after having already lived in Argentina in the past. My favourite "barrios" in Madrid are La Latina, Malasana, Santiago Bernabeu and Huertas. Each of these neighborhoods has its own style and character. In malasana and La Latina bars and people were more bohemian, while in other areas I would encounter academics and working professionals.
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Andreas
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
First of all I prefer to choose the neighborhood and apartment/house of my choice. It may take longer to find something adequate to my selection, but at least I am sure to find a place that suits my taste and financial budget. Residing in the apartement of my choice enables me to have my own independence.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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