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Universidade de Lisboa (UL)

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4.32 / 5 based on 72 reviews
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sialbe
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Language, Graduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Living on campus gives a better opportunity to get to know local students
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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sialbe
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Language, Graduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
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Personal comments
Bairro Lato neighboorhood is definetely the place to be. Docas is ok, but hardly any POrtuguese would go there. Festa de S Antao in June is a must.
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sialbe
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Language, 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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I chose Portugal because I graduated in ÚOPrtuguese language and Literature in my home Uni. The best way to learn a language is no doubt moving to the place where it's spoken
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sialbe
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Language, Graduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
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Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Food, Housing, Overall:
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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sialbe
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Language, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
I didn't know much before I left, I wasn't even sure I'd have actually got my grant... it was a bit scary like that, but I'm pretty much of an adventurer...
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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
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Try to get the hang of it asap. It's not well organised...
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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
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Travelling and housingis not so cheap, if compared to average portugues income. Still, it's very cheap for most Europeans. On the other hand, it's not really worth working there as pay is ridiculous. Best saving up before going or working in home country in between your stay
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sialbe
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Language, Graduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
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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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Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
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Essays and/or projects throughout the course
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