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Universidad de Vigo (UV)

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4.36 / 5 based on 87 reviews
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Sarah
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Vigo
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: Did not speak it
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
The first few months were difficult but once i got a grasp of the language i was flying. Gallegos are warm friendly people and they help and encouraged me to improve my spanish,
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Sarah
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Vigo
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
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Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Housing, Food, Nightlife:
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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Sarah
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Vigo
3.8/5
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
The interaction between students and teachers could be improved
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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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Sarah
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Vigo
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No the whole experience of unknowing was what made it so special
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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
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
A little more teacher student interaction.
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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
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Be open to new cultures, dont be afraid to try out new things like different foods etc. If you go as an erasmus student or something simular live with the natives you will learn way more as regards your language and the culture.
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Sarah
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Vigo
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
Travel, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Las islas cies. A must! they are islands off the coast of Vigo,absolutly beautiful!
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Sarah
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad de Vigo
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
This way you get to meet new people, and really experience the culture
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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