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Universidade TÚcnica de Lisboa (UTL)

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3.65 / 5 based on 24 reviews
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Claudia
Fachhochschule Rheinlandpfalz - Abteilung Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Interior Design, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade TÚcnica de Lisboa
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Don't be shy!!! You can choose what ever you want! Don't let the woman in charge tell you it wouldn't be possible! In the moment you don't get along with a prof choose somethingelse. Otherwise you just waste your time! There is so much to learn and to take home! Even try a little of everything. Not all courses have to be completed to give you new impulses
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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
none
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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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Claudia
Fachhochschule Rheinlandpfalz - Abteilung Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Interior Design, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade TÚcnica de Lisboa
2.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
There are so man little things of daily life that can be so time consumeing when having to find out on your own. The list would be too long, but with a little help from students who have been there before ... everything is manageable
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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
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
1
Party / people
2
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Don't take the woman who is in charge of the exchange program too serious, because she does that perfectly on her own;-) There is lots to experience and to expend the mind. But takes a lot of research and self-motivation
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
1
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
1
Final comments
Anybody who would like to go is more than welcome to contact me. I will always take time to answer questions. From June till September there is a special bus tickest to the beaches on the other side of the Tejo-river. Can be bought at M:Campo Pequeno at the sales-cabines at the bus-stop
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Claudia
Fachhochschule Rheinlandpfalz - Abteilung Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Interior Design, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade TÚcnica de Lisboa
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
work over there while going to university
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Prieces are higher trough import situation I guess.Plus I got way less payed for the same time/work
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Overall, Telephone, Nightlife, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
I didn't expect the room to be so expensive. The general rule that products in big stores are cheaper does not apply! Most of the time they are equal and not worth the time to go out all the way to the superstores.
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Claudia
Fachhochschule Rheinlandpfalz - Abteilung Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Interior Design, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade TÚcnica de Lisboa
2.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Portuguese
Was learning Portuguese a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your Portuguese?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Quote of my main professor after I just arrived in the country and just started my language course: " You don't speak my language ...you don't understand my culture! You don't understand my culture ... you can not do architecture in my country!" I guess that explains it all. I didn't expect my naitive language, but the international language of design ... ENGLISH? I just started to learn the local language, shall I know all the termenology straight away? On top of that did my uni not arrange a course. We found out about it by accident ... it happened at another uni. But just a few days before the lady in charge told us there wouldn't be one. So we missed the first 3 lessons.
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Claudia
Fachhochschule Rheinlandpfalz - Abteilung Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Interior Design, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade TÚcnica de Lisboa
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: shared flat
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
The school didn't offer rooms on campus. The ones that were there were for underpreviliged students. Best chances to get a good sieze/cost value is to share flats, hoping not to be to late to get one in a flat already rented by students. Best ones are usually gone at the beginning/middle of September
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The person in charge of the program sure was no help in finding an accommondation. It was very hard to get use to the appartment-market, but once understanding the rules and reducing my expectations it was possible to get a nice room if willing to pay the price
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Claudia
Fachhochschule Rheinlandpfalz - Abteilung Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Interior Design, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade TÚcnica de Lisboa
4.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Travel, Nightlife: 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
Well, where shall I start? Monday is movie-night in the big shopping centers, but there is also a small cinema at M:Saldanha that has special shows. Flyers can be found in UNI. Tue/WED/THU is Lady's night.T:Queens(E15/18) with male strip at 2:30am, but real bad service at Lady's bar/men pay 3000ESC incl. drinkvalue; W:"Gringo's" (E15/18)stylish biker-bar, 80's music, great service at Lady's bar especially when tipping 500ESC at arrival/men 2000ESC incl. drinkvalue; PLATEAU (E15 or walking distance from Cais do SodrŔ) great 80's music, like all night clubs won't start before 2am / men 2000ESC drinkvalue T: INDOCHINA if you didn't get enough the night before in PLATAEU, KAPITAL only if the guy in the door likes you. wouldn't pay more than 3000ESC, too expensive, but interesting to watch all the wanna-be's F: LUX best club in town, great music, fantastic interior, strange, good mix of people, open till 8am, 2000ESC to get in the door So many places, so many different styles ...AND THIS WAS JUST THE NIGHT LIFE!!! can you imagine how much there is to do during day time??? just contact me for more info
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