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Gareth
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Huge selection of courses available to international students. The list is quite limited if you don't want to study through Italian, but otherwise you can choose from ANY courses that the Italians take.
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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
Oral exams can be ery daunting for foreign students. The Italians study courses differently to Irish students. Rather than learn what a course is about and gaining an understanding of it, they instead seem to prefer memorising books which is a bit pointless!
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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
University of Economics Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, CEMS
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not really. If you are a flexible person nothing is a problem :)
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
2
Costs
4
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Do not expect a radical academic progress but enjoy the social and cultural aspect of the exchange period :)
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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
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Milan is a perfect transport hub for travelling and the transport is quite cheap. In Italy you will find too many things to see everywhere :) Be ready for the "Italian" culture as soon as you get used to their different way of thinking the stay in Italy turns to be perfect!
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Todd
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
I was traveling much more and going out much more in Milan than in LA, so my expenses went up a bit more. But the life of an international student found many situations of frugality in travel and nightlife.
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Travel, Nightlife, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Housing:
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
Bancomat saves the day in so many places - you have no problems getting money. Setting up a bank account - that is not fun and a bit difficult. The bureaucracy in Italy can be a bit debilitating at times, but that is the way it goes. With the other parts of the lifestyle, it balances out.
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Lena
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning Italian a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Italian
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your Italian?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
No offense but italians are not known to be the best english speakers. Overall though it was seldom a problem. At the university most of the interaction was in english. Socially and everyday-life-wise it was a little frustrating in the beginning but it didn't take long to get to know the most basic phrases and by the fourth month I started to be able to have conversations in italian. As long as you are eager to learn there are few problems.
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Anna
Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
In my second term i shared an appartment with italian students and found this much more beneficial.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Location was superb- within 2 mins walk of university. Accommodation was very basic - no kitchens, communal mixed-sex bathrooms that were not always clean; 5 showers shared among over 30 people. The university does have other and better equipped accommodation in other parts of the city further from the university. Security is quite strict and visitors are not generally permitted.
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Todd
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities, 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
Overall
Personal comments
Going around Milano was great. You are an international student, but there are the places to go - Propaganda, Old Fashion Cafe, Corso di Porto Ticinese, Palo Alto on Corso Romana, the list goes on and on. It really does not matter the spot - the Italians are out all the time, in the streets, smiling and happy and just enjoying the company. You can also try the Navigli for a high concentration of places to go out at night.
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