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100 Overall Reviews
3.95 / 5 based on 600 reviews
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Christoph
Wirtschaftsuniversitńt Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, CEMS
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
get there earlier to attend the language course, otherwise it can be hard to make friends
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
bocconi is known as top university - people there accordingly can be snobbish; on the other hand i could not really detect a difference in course quality to my home university
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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
2
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
at first glance milan might appear greyish and unfriendly. in fact, i found it much different from other italian cities i had been to earlier (florence, rome, . . .). however, you will find out that milan, besides being noisy and stressful can be an extremely interesting place to live. many interesting places are near - i loved the ligurian cost with places like camogli, santa margherita or noli. there is such a lot of beautiful and interesting places in italy, try to see as much of them as possible!
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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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eelvebo
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Business Studies, Graduate, CEMS
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The winter in Milan is actually cold and rainy... I expected more sun and warm weather.
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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
1
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Improve the administrative structure and the computer facilities. Everything just takes too much time!
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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
3
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
Make sure you have time to travel all over Italy, especially down to the southern part of the country. Skiing in the Alps isn't a bad idea either.
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Maria
Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Just that one semester goes really quickly- I wish I'd stayed two!
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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
4
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
The courses are excellent and there is a lot of variety so you'll be able to study lots of subjects you wouldn't necessary have at home.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
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 great fun so make sure you meet people from outside the uni- that helps you to learn the language too!
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Louisa
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The difficulty in finding private accommodation, and how cold Milan gets in the winter.
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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
4
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Bocconi has a great exchange course. The International office are fantastic, the Student Exchange Network are too. Courses are offered in English and Italian, some you can follow in Italian then take the final exma in English if you wish.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
If you intend to study english courses, check out the booklist before you go, beacuse if you have room in your suitcase you could save yourself alot of money than buying the imported books out there. Also always make sure when travelling on the trains that you don't have to prebook your seats, I got on a train to Lake Como and didn't realise you had to book and was fined!
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crisnly
Connecticut College, New London, CT, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Never take more than you need with you. It became a hassle to have too much luggage especially because by the time you leave there is so much you have accumulated shopping.
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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
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Explore the facility and become involved with their international student's network. Italian students run activities for international students. Do not be afraid to interact with the locals, they are more than willing to help. Italians are generous people so do not be intimidated.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
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
4
Final comments
Make sure that you apply on time for courses at Bocconi through your nearest Italian consulate. Once you are there make sure you talk to people about the city, it can be dangerous if you look like a tourist. Always carry an I.D. and do not forget to take a map with you and buy transportation tickets before going on the tram/bus/or metro.
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Wei
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Urban and Regional Planning, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Just Surprise Youself...
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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
4
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Bocconi is the best school ofr business studies, it would definitely benefit your future career. Most of the courses for the exchange student are taught by the SDA Bocconi, so the quality is even better :)
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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
2
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
Go for Milano, you will love it...I really enjoyed it...and I made friends from all over the world, some are now my best friends...and do shopping :) BTW, for cheap designer clothes, go to Foxtown nearby Lake Como, www.foxtown.ch Ciao!!!
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Albert
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not really.
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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
4
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
If you are at least intermediate in Italian you will have a lot more courses to choose from and your stay will be much more fun.
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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
3
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
Milano is situated close to snowy mountains as well as sunny beaches. And not to forget the cultural heritage. Use your weekends to travel!!
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Christoph
Wirtschaftsuniversitńt Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, CEMS
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
attend the language course to meet people
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
don't let yourself be impressed by the "elite university" image
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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
2
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
many worthwhile travel destinations are near, try to visit them, as compensation for the lack of italian clichees in milan
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Alexandra
Wirtschaftsuniversitńt Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, CEMS
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I would like to get more information about the courses.
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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
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
University will try to help with everything.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
1
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Travel at least 2 weeks before the lessons start in case you need to look for accommodation. Ask the university to send you the list of possible accommodation.
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Anna
Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Master
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That I never needed a translation of my diploma in Norway just a "dichiarazione di valore" which is a proof that it is what it says, from the embassy in Norway
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
This goes for all Italian universities, learn Italian and find a Italian course, you'll find much more local friends, and the experience will be more different than staying home..
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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
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Travel!! Cheap travel at www.trenitalia.it, --> Happytain, 10euros!!
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emilieaiglon
Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
wish i'd had an idea about the life in milan, it's a very specific place with it's own rules
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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
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
prepare yourself to be judged mainly on what you look like and especially dress!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
if you really want to know italy don't come ti milan it's the least italian city! but it's good for fashion and nightlife is really buzing. the bocconi is also a very good school once you understand all the asministrative bullshit!
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Kristi
Estonian Business School, Tallinn, Estonia
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That the accomadation offered from university wasn't what I expected.
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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
3
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
It is very prestige and old university which offers large variety of courses.
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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
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
While beeing in Milan you have a great opportunity to travel where ever you like, because all the low-cost airlines fly from Milan. And even if you don't speak Italian you will still manage perfectly.
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Torsten
Universitńt zu K÷ln, Cologne, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, CEMS
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had informed myself sufficiently to know which courses can be converted into my home degree.
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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
4
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Choose the spring term and you will love it. It┤s not that far to the sea or to the lakes.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Bocconi is the best business school in Italy, who has studied here has no problems to find a job. Also exchange students who want to work in Italy have soms advanteges if they have studied here.
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Kwei-Min
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Financial Management, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That I would be sucked into the Milanese lifestyle in terms of clothing, food, going out! In terms of costs I thought it would be less of an impact on my bugdet. I was really broke when I returned to the Netherlands.
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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
1
Activities
2
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Try to improve the contact between exchange students and local students.
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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
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Italy is great for traveling at a low cost. You can take the train to any city. Particularly the south is a great experience. Be sure to know the language when you arrive abroad, at least a basic communication level is very helpfull.
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Christian
Wirtschaftsuniversitńt Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, CEMS
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No!
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
find some italian friends, dont stick to internatioanls only. The balanced mix is the experience
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Definitely a stunning experience and even better than my last exchange in England
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Anna
Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The importance of living with native speakers if you wish to improve your langauge - wich I had done it from the start.
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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
4
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
A fantastic opportunity for anyone following a business/economics related degree
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
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
4
Final comments
The university provides exchange students with w fairly comprehensive guide to all aspects of living in the country.
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Ashleigh
Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, IES
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I would have known how much I was going to enjoy my experience abroad so that I would have signed up for a full year rather than one semester.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
I think this university is best suited for international business majors. The courses are not easy and the students you study with are very intelligent and well versed on international affairs.
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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
4
Final comments
Living in Italy, studying in Milan was they best experience of my life. I learned to appreciate a culture entirely different from my own and would love to have the opportunity to return to this incredible country as a working professional.
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Jean-Marie
ESSEC, Paris, France
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
it is more funny to manage surprises
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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
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Take your time in evry situation. Italians don't know what the word "administration" stands for. It's a complete mess
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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
2
Final comments
enjoy!
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katab
Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I did a lot of research, read travel reports from previous years, asked around and assumed that there would be cultural differences. There was not much that surprised me.
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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
4
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
The school was high level, the international office was very helpful and understanding, and I would definitely want to go there again given the opportunity.
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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
4
Final comments
The international students stick together and do many things (traveling/partying/dining, etc.) together. The international office of the school is EXTREMELY helpful and glad to answer any questions you may have. As a city, Milan is wonderful for shopping and it well connected to cities in Italy and the rest of Europe.
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