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Universidade Fernando Pessoa

138 reviews
4.06 / 5 based on 138 reviews
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danilomarino
Libera UniversitÓ Maria ss. Assunta Roma, Rome, Italy
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: Portuguese
Was learning Portuguese a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Portuguese
How much did you improve your Portuguese?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
portuguese is very intersting and you will learn it easily
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danilomarino
Libera UniversitÓ Maria ss. Assunta Roma, Rome, Italy
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
italy is more expensive
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Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Overall, Housing, Telephone, 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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danilomarino
Libera UniversitÓ Maria ss. Assunta Roma, Rome, Italy
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
just study portugues at the university, and you will have more credits on your final work!
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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
it's good as it is
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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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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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danilomarino
Libera UniversitÓ Maria ss. Assunta Roma, Rome, Italy
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Activities, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Ribeira is a good place, but Foz (where the campus is) is good as well.
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danilomarino
Libera UniversitÓ Maria ss. Assunta Roma, Rome, Italy
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
the campus is located in a wonderful area, actually is a bit far from the university but it's well connected. The ambient it's nice and warm, very clean and has lots of meeting spaces, tv and vhs payer.
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