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4.28 / 5 based on 133 reviews
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Natalia
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Engineering, Chemical, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidade do Porto
3.8/5
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
It was a bit dificult at first, but I lernt portuguese by assisting to an intensive portuguese course for foreigners. But I was all day long in my laboratory, working alone the most of the time, and I couldnīt improve the languaje.
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Natalia
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Engineering, Chemical, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidade do Porto
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
International calls are more expensive than domestic ones.
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Housing, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Travel, Food, Nightlife:
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
none
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Natalia
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Engineering, Chemical, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidade do Porto
3.8/5
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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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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Natalia
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Engineering, Chemical, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidade do Porto
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No
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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
2
Personal recommendation
The Faculty of Engineering is a very good institution, with excellent teachers and services.
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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
3
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
Take care of your bag in downtown and Ribeira, there are lot of thiefes. Never buy bus tickets in the bus,itīs more expensive (double price). There is a student festival in may, called Queima das Fitas, that is really amaizing.
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Natalia
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Engineering, Chemical, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidade do Porto
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel: Takes place mostly within 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
Ribeira at night is wonderful, itīs full of pubs by the Douro river. Piolho and Gestoá Café are the students meeting point. Fantasporto is a festival of fantastic cinema, quite good. Besides, Parque da Cidade, Palacio do Cristal are beautiful parks. Rua Santa Catarina is a downtown street full of shops.
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Natalia
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Engineering, Chemical, Graduate, Erasmus
Universidade do Porto
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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