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Universidad de Cádiz

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4.16 / 5 based on 129 reviews
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Alexander
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Cádiz
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
The gaditano accent is possibly the most difficult to understand in Spain. Gaditanos tend to use a lot of slang, and professors at the university try their best to sound completely comprehensible. Sometimes, howevr, I struggles to keep up.
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Alexander
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Cádiz
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Housing and living costs are VERY low in Cadiz. You can get a good apartment in the old town for around 180 Euros a month and bills only come to around 30 Euros every 3 months. However, mobile phone costs are abominable and the nightlife tends to be extremely expensive. Particularly considering the price of beer at the local supermarkets!
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Nightlife, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Overall, 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
Gaditanos tend to throw a lot of furniture onto the street. don't be fooled, most of it is still in good nick. Be careful of areas with lots of dogs though..
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Alexander
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Cádiz
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
ERASMUS student would be advised not to take mathematics-based subject or Investigacion comercial
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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
The university needs to invest more money into its language schools. Computing facilities are a joke. Also, the university would do wel lto reduce the size of its classes for many subjects.
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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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Alexander
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Cádiz
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Don't expect any help from the International Office. The best place to find accomodation is in "Cambalache", the local newspaper.You can also find good student flats posted on the noticeboards around the university. These will mostly be for sharing with other ERASMUS students however.
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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
3
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Don't be afraid to take 5th year classes. Try and meet as many gaditanos as you can. Don't get annoyed at the whole "guiri" thing.
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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
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
TRy and book into a hostal before you arrive. Quo Cadiz is particularly cheap, but has severe restrictions on your liberty(lock out at 12). For a more bohemian(and slightly more chaotic)experience. Book into the Casa Caracol(4 Suarez de Salazar, near Calle Gloria, next to La Plaza de San Juan de Dios). Also, take time out to visit Portugal, Marocco, Canos de Meca, Granada, Sevilla and Tarifa whilst your there. Oh, and bring a good costume for canaval.
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Alexander
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Cádiz
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Nightlife, 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
The best bars in Cadiz for exchange students have to be Medusa, Osaka, Woodstock(New Town), El ollo and el Capos on Plza Mina. Best Restaurant has got to be La Gorda Bella off la calle neuva
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Alexander
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Cádiz
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Its better for your social life and cheaper.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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