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Universidade Fernando Pessoa

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4.06 / 5 based on 138 reviews
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Erofili F
Aristotle Panepistimio Thessalonikis, Thessaloniki, Greece
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish i had known that the university is private.
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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
2
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
I wouldnt recommend it. Most teachers are great but i had loads of problems with everything else.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
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
Erasmus is an experience of a life time. Take advantage of every moment, every little chance you get to do things and learn from life. The knowledge and experience i got cannot be obtained in any university or formal education institute. It's a way for young people to discover themselves, get in contact with different people, cultures and ways of thinking, sense the freedom but also their responsibilities towards themselves and the rest of the people.
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Urszula F
University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Porto is full of perfect places to spend time, to talk with friends, to dance, to get to know new people. We lived in Foz, it's a district near the ocean so I can start with this area. Near our residence there was a pub BONAPARTE. The staff who work there was really nice, aspecialy one waitress who is half portuguese half german. It's a kind of duplex. On the first floor there is a restaurant. You can buy a pinte fo 3 euros.The outlook of this place is also nice because walls are full of old glasses, dolls, posters, and many other things which u cannot find anywhere. It was our second home for a half a year. The second place in Foz was PRAIA DA LUZ. It is placed near the ocean. You can olso seat outside and watch the sunsets.Meia de leite is for 1,5 euros. Inside there is even a fireplace which works during winter. Sometimes there are reagge parties but by day it's mainly a restaurnat. The fird perfect place in Foz is PRAIA DOS INGLESES.It's also near the ocean and walls of this place are made from glass. And also ALFAMA.It's a brasilian clb-pub where on Fridays there is a live brasilian music. Caipirinia is for 5 euros and you can also buy strawberry caipirinia.It's perfect when you go there with your friends. In the centre there are a lot of clubs and pubs. TANDINIA-it's near the Plaza Liberdade; one beer is for 1 euro; you can listen to all kinds of music. but mostly it's an alternative music. There are a lot of young people. But be carefull with bags and don't leave them everywhere. Because someone stole my cell phone when I left it on the chair. MOU MOU- it's a typical place for erasmus students. It's quite big. You can dance because there is a lot of place. Transe, techno, electronic music, drum'n'bass etc You can spend there all night and forget about all world. BAZAAR-it's placed near the river and I really like it. It has about 3 or 4 floors. On the last one there is a tarase where u can seat and talk. There are a lot of rooms so u can get lost. Music is perfect, mostly they have live music (dj's). VIA RAPIDA-it's a big club and very crowded. Till 2 o'clock there is noone so it's useless to come before 2. You won't find any place to seat because noone is seating. At 4 o'clock there are so many people that you cannot make any move. VOUGE-it's placed near Via Rapida but I like it much more. The design of this place is better. It's bigger but also too crowded. There are places for VIPs where you can eat something for free and drink but it's difficult to get there. Dj's are perfect but there is no place to seat and talk. They have an air conditioning but it's common in almost every big club...
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Julia L
Rigas Tehniska Universitate, Riga, Latvia
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
cause our residence is too small-only 36 people and it costs too much. It was too far from the facutly
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
There were only 36 single rooms at the residence and 1 double. The cleaning ladies did all for us-washed the dishes, washed our clothes, cleaned the rooms, the kitchen, and everything else. There were all the facilities at the kitchen. There was free internet and 2 tv rooms and a game room. The problem was that there was specific time defined to return to the residence, e.g. it was forbidden to come late in the night on weekdays. Also a bad thing was that we couldn't take our friends there. Friends could only be entertained in the downstairs tv room until 00.00. Another disadvantage was that the walls were oo thin and one could actually here EVERYTHING happening EVERYWHERE!!! But as we were a small company we got on well and knewe each other quickly
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Julia L
Rigas Tehniska Universitate, Riga, Latvia
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
That some of the courses marked as 'taught in English' were actually taught in pt. And that i would learn pt too fast, enough to study on it. That the weather in porto is not too hot cause its a northern ocean city. That the water in the ocean never exceeds 20 degrees. That most of the locals are stupid and r very different from us.
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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
1
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
2
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Introduce a fast pt language course before the studies start! Revise some of the courses! Reduce or take away the cost of the residence (in Sweden Erasmus students don't pay at all!) This is a private uni with all the sequences. It is not the best uni in the world and the knowledge is sometimes bad in some fields.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
In Spain it is better than in Pt, on many parameters. It is unfortunately very hard to travel by hitchhiking in Pt, esp.if u r a nice girl. And it is hard to find a job, even for the locals
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Urszula F
University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: student's hall of residence
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: student's hall of residence
Why?
You can get to know more people. You can socialize, know much more about diffirent culture. Speak english, you don't use your mother tongue actually.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The student's hall was almost perfect. There were many advantages: only 36 students, big kitchen with everything, a computer room, 2 tv rooms, security guys etc And disadvantages: rooms were too small and some of them didn't have windows, we could go back at night during week only till 1 o'clock in the morning, or between 2 an 2.30 and later after 7 o'clock. It was completely crazy. Kitchen was sometimes very dirty because cleaning ladies didn't clean it.
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danilomarino
Libera UniversitÓ Maria ss. Assunta Roma, Rome, Italy
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
no
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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
3
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
the organization it self is perfect, but perhaps too bureaucratic
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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
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Porto it's charming, but it'a a very peculiar culture...so take your time to enjoy it! and of course you will have a nice time.
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