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Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)

162 reviews
4.27 / 5 based on 162 reviews
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Emily
University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, United States
History, Art, Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad del País Vasco
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had moved directly to San Sebastian. Instead I took a 3-day excursion with a group form the consortium, travelling around Spain prior to getting into the life in San Sebastian. It was good to sight-see but just made me feel like abn outsider in Spain as I was in a big touristy group of other Americans.
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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
2
Campus life
1
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
I would strongly recommend this program. I was very satisfied.
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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
3
Partied a lot
2
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
I would recommend travelling as much as possible and doing so without a Eurail pass as I found I saved money and frustration by doing it independently. Also, taking along a Let's Go was the best idea! It was a perfect guide as I went around to new cities. Additionally, an intercambio is such a great way to meet people and learn more of the language. The school sets you up with another local student who also wants to practice English. Great little program to get involved in!
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Joanna
Politechnika Lódzka, Lodz, Poland
Biochemistry, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad del País Vasco
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nothing
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
4
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
I liked this university for it atmosphere and relations student-teacher and the equipment of laboratories
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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
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
I do NOT recommend flying with Air France, because for sure they will lost your luggage.Moreover you would not receive any your money back, waiting a looong time for your lagguage. The airport in Bilbao is not situated in the centre and you have to be prepared for a 30 minute journey with an autobus. Apart from it,the spanish people are very nice and helpful for forein students, but have some problems with english.
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Heartcore
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad del País Vasco
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
There where a lot of things. So, I didn´t have know when do classes start. Basically there was a really bad communication between my and the host university.
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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
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
There are a lot of different parts of the university and I just now one little part. They are not yet prepared to have exchange students. You are just left alone and have to be pretty active to find your way around.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Spain is huge and there are lot of things to see. I didn´t have that much time and I would have liked to have seen more. If you go to Bilbao actually you aren´t going to Spain. You are going to the Basque Country. Do respect that. Politics do play an important role there.
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Elly<font
Joensuun Yliopisto, Joensuu, Finland
Philology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad del País Vasco
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The low number of English native speakers among the English philology professors was a surprise to me.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Enjoy the area, its nature and culture, and make the effort to get to know some locals. It's definately worth it!
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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
1
Final comments
With Ryanair you can fly cheap to Bilbao and take the bus (there's one every half an hour) from over there to Vitoria. On your way back send some stuff by post to avoid paying for extra kilos.
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my journey at the UPV-EHU
Adriana
Spain, Undergraduate
Translation/Interpretation
Universidad del País Vasco
4.0/5
Overall
I lived and studied in Vitoria-Gasteiz, since the translation faculty is located in that city. 

In my opinion, as a French student I was pretty dissapinted with the level offeered by the university, because it didn't meet my expectations. Prior to enrrolling at this university I had to pass a level exam, allegedly b2-c1 level, so that when we started the semseter we could develve into the French language at a higer level. Nevertheless, to my surprise the classes were focus on basic grammar for beginers. 

When it comes to the russian department, I have to say, that during my time there, the teacher were excellent and I learn a great deal even though we started from zero level. 

Besides my dissapointment with the French department, the general level is up to the national standards. The linguistics department is great and Innovative.
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Pros
Good erasmus exchange opportunities
Cons
The French department
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margaret
Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad del País Vasco
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wished I knew more about the University and the subjects we would have to pick and also the little administrative problems that may occur.
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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
1
Culture
2
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Although I had a great time the university should plan more events to allow the locals students and international students interact.
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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
2
Final comments
For travel you should travel all you can both inside the Basque Country-to all the villages along the coast and outside it to Barcelona or even to the South. Holy week is a great time to travel as everyone goes somewhere. If looking for accommodation go the University they have noticeboards with many accommodation offers at really reasonable prices.
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