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114 reviews
4.16 / 5 based on 114 reviews
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Dominic
University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade do Porto
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Don't expect lecturers to take much notice of you/ make allowances for you as a foreign student
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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
A system - no one knew how i was to be assessed
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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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MONIKA
Wyzsza Szkola Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna, Lodz, Poland
Philology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade do Porto
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I think I had all the neccessary informationa and other things I learned while being there.
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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
3
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
I liked the experience and i think teachers are very friendly and helpful there. i learned a lot about different ways of evaluation and system of education. The experience was very useful.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
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
3
Final comments
I think while being Erasmus student it's important not to forget about learning not anly from books and lectures but mostly from life situations. I would advise travelling as much as possible and trying to get to know local people and culture too.
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Mihael
University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Engineering, Computer, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidade do Porto
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Housing is more expensive than in Croatia.
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Housing, Travel, Nightlife, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
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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Pav
University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade do Porto
3.5/5
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: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Found it difficult to begin with as most Portuguese spoke to me in English once they found out where i was from. However, by the end of my stay i was confident wnough to speak the local language and people would not think of me as foreign.
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Marinela
Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti, Bucharest, Romania
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidade do Porto
4.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
The campus wan recently built, the cleaning was made twice a week by the university staff and all the building was full with international students. The atmosphere was great and the friendships with the people i met there remained over years and over the distance.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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Mihael
University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Engineering, Computer, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidade do Porto
3.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Contagiarte - Rua Alvares Cabral, 372 , near Praca da Republica. They have two floors with different music styles and a large garden outside. They mostly play rock, reggae, brazilian,latino music.
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