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Universidade de Coimbra

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4.24 / 5 based on 146 reviews
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Riccardo
Libera UniversitÓ Maria ss. Assunta Roma, Rome, Italy
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Coimbra
5.0/5
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
Obviously I could't reach a language level to discuss exams at best, but I reached a goog level to express myself as I want in any life situation.
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Riccardo
Libera UniversitÓ Maria ss. Assunta Roma, Rome, Italy
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Coimbra
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Because Portugal is cheaper than Italy and Coimbra more cheaper than cities like Porto or Lisbon.
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Telephone, Travel, Overall, Housing, Nightlife, 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
No.
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Riccardo
Libera UniversitÓ Maria ss. Assunta Roma, Rome, Italy
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Coimbra
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Choose lessons starting in afternoon...the morning in necessary to sleep!!!
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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
No.
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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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Riccardo
Libera UniversitÓ Maria ss. Assunta Roma, Rome, Italy
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Coimbra
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Just a bit of basic language grammar rules.
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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
2
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
It's good organized, but I think that if you're searching for a good studyin experience to encrease your knowledge, choose another country.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
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
Portugal is small and during wee-ends coimbra get empty; so use your wee-ends to visit the country! Both north and south has cities to see and things to do. Not miss Porto nor Lisbon. Portuguese peolpe is wonderful, they usually speak a good english ('cause they see films in mother tongue) and they know how to receive peolpe. They're always ready to help you, to give tips and to show the beauties of their country.
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Riccardo
Libera UniversitÓ Maria ss. Assunta Roma, Rome, Italy
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Coimbra
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Here it is a short list of best places in Coimbra with a short description: 1)TROPICAL: placed in "praša da republica"; is a cafŔ where lots of students meet to get a coffee or a beer in almost every hour of the day till night. 2)0 ZÚ: placed in "rua da matematica", is a small place where peolpe meets usually from 22:00 to 02:00 to get some drinks before starting the nightlife. 3)VIA LATINA: placed near "praša da republica",is a disco with good dj's and goog vibrations.On friday electro music with some drum'n bass. 4)QUEIMA DAS FITAS: an event starting on the firt tuesday of may and absolutely to not miss.It's a sort of students festival during one week.The best day is the thursday when take place "o cortejo",a march of trukcs full of students (like carnival) that offer beers and many other alcoolics for free.The city get full of people,children and old men too.
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Riccardo
Libera UniversitÓ Maria ss. Assunta Roma, Rome, Italy
Public Relations / Publicity / Advertising, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidade de Coimbra
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: "Republica",kind of hous existing only in Coimbra.
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: In a "Republica".
Why?
Because: 1)I lived with only portuguese peolpe(9 persons) and had the opportunity to learn better the language and get many other portuguese friends. 2)I had lunch and dinner cooked every day but sunday. 3)The house was very very big and had every kind of comodity. 4)The rent was very very cheap (compared with average of portuguese rents). 5)We organized the best parties in the city.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I don't know what to say; I hadn't need help from university to find my house. Thinking about my friends I could sey that they didn't received so much help from university to find their houses.
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