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Universidade do Minho

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4.47 / 5 based on 68 reviews
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Jorge D
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Law, International, 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: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
It was so great to me cause i started to improve two languages, english and portuguese, thanks to the people from other countries and the local people. Grateful experience
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Jorge D
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Law, International, 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
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Housing, Overall, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife:
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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Jorge D
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Law, International, Graduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
To know the language and try to make a very good choice of the subjects
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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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Jorge D
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Law, International, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
To know better the local language
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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
3
Costs
4
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
To improve in the quality of some courses and to be ready when problems from the administration have taken place
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
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
2
Final comments
To know a new country, language and people from a lot of countries is a real experience, wonderful. The local people were good in general, some better than others. But, in general, there were no big diferences in culture between mine and portuguese, but more than i expected
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Jorge D
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Law, International, Graduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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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
people should know the nightlife of madrid...amusement..The landscapes and coffee of Portugal (the hole country) and the life in Nederlands, so diferent..but the best place to stay, a little town in the north of Spain, Brañosera in the region of Palencia...the most beautiful place ever..Basketball and football are my favourite sports
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Jorge D
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Law, International, Graduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: residence of students
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because of the freedom you get when you are in your own apartment instead of the neccesity of arranging and cleaning your stuffs. It makes you mature
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
They helped me since the beginning, offering me the choice of 2 diferents residences and i didn´t have any problem
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