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Anna
Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Master
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Housing is just more expensive, while in Oslo you can find an apartment for 400euros and a bit pluss, I feel luckey to find a central appartment for 500euros here... Telephone was more expensive because I use a refill card here while back home I have a contract, but still the prices on calls are higher..
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Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Overall, Travel:
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
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Personal comments
Use www.secondamano.it and www.ebay.it for what it is worth!! Do you need anything from AC, matress, sofa to clothes they have it! If you need to go to IKEA, you can rent a van there, cost you about 30euros and you can use it for 2hours. Want to rent car cheap to give for short trips, www.sixti.it, 10euros per day (max100km) in a Fiat Punto!!
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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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Nightlife, Overall, Travel:
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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Nyasha
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Banking, Graduate, Independent
UniversitÓ Bocconi
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Bank
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Euro is weaker than pound, Italy is poorer than the UK and price levels reflect that.
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Travel, Housing, Overall, Telephone, Nightlife, Food:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
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Money from home
Personal comments
Bank loan hiccups from Bocconi scheme. If you have friends with cars, buy food from out of town hypermarkets. Also, accomodation is really expensive if you're easily lured by the convenience of Bocconi housing ads - finding housing in secondamano will be cheaper, although it may feel more isolated.
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Olivia
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
The prices of international (non-Italian) food are higher here. Housing is much much more expensive here, and I live with my parents at home anyway.
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Food, Housing, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Travel:
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
Open a bank account and transfer the money you think you'll need at the beginning. This will save you the costs of taking money out at the atm, which only lets you take out 250euro per atm machine per day.
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Christoph
Wirtschaftsuniversitńt Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, CEMS
UniversitÓ Bocconi
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
nightlife and housing is definitely much more expensive in milan (rents are most expensive in all of europe) - travelled a lot, so spent more on that (train tickets are cheaper than in austria!)
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Travel, Housing, Overall, Telephone, Nightlife, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
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life in milan is expensive! buy at supermarkets outside the centre, things are considerably cheaper there
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crisnly
Connecticut College, New London, CT, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ Bocconi
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Milan was very expensive and I did not have a job while I was there.
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Food, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
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
It is important to budget and keep track on how you are spending your money.It is best to shop for groceries at the Market than at grocery shops, also there is the possibility you can attain baby-sitting or dog/cat-sitting jobs.
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Gareth
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work in Italy
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Accommodation obviously is the big expense. Nightlife can be as cheap as you want it to be - parties in houses save a lot of money! Although I don't travel much while at home, the general costs of travelling over there are cheaper.
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Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Telephone, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Travel, 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
Just be prepared to deal with the bureaucracy of the Italian system!
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laura
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotß, Colombia
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
Because Italy, and generally speaking Europe it's a lot more expensive than Colombia, my native country
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Food, Nightlife, Telephone, Overall, Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
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Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
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Personal comments
Not really, Milan it's a very expensive city. The most expensive in Italy and even mor expensive than a lot more cities in Europe according to the other europeans that were on exchange with me.
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katab
Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Milan is notorious for shopping (clothes and shoes shoes shoes). There are so many things to do, places to see and people to meet that money flies. Besides, I have a very cheap flat back at home.
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Overall, Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Food:
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
Travel using the monthly card. Walk past shoe stores with your eyes closed.
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Miia
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Everything in Milna is very expensive, and when you are on exchange you tend to do more activities than when at home, so you will end up spending quite a bit of money. Also on top of the above mentioned expensies, Milan is amazing for shopping...
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Nightlife, Food, Housing, Travel, Telephone, Overall:
was more 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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alandoran
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ Bocconi
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
I live with my parents at home so everything is paid by them.But in general Milan was considerably more expensive.
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Nightlife, Food, Housing, Telephone, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
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
Going out is expensive.Try to save by organising parties in a friends house beforehand.Books are expensive try to photocopy them.
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Michael Alexander
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States
Management Science, Graduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Naturally, I went out, and perhaps a bit more than at home. Plus, drinks typically cost at least 7 Euros so it adds up.
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone:
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
Be weary of your institution's international currency withdrawl fees and exchange rates, and withdrawl accordingly.
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Lena
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Went out more, travelled more and was on exchange so had planned to spend more
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Overall, Travel, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Food:
was the same price as at home.
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
Aperitivo is a great chance to save money on ffo if you are going out at night anyway - buy a drink and eat from the buffet as much as you want.
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Torsten
Universitńt zu K÷ln, Cologne, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, CEMS
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.0/5
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
When you are on exchange, you do not only study but you also enjoy your life and that┤s often a bit expensive.
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone:
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
Travelling by train is quite cheap in Italy. If you buy the "carta verde" you can even save 20 per cent each time.
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eelvebo
NHH, Bergen, Norway
Business Studies, Graduate, CEMS
UniversitÓ Bocconi
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Overall I spent more because it was a unique opportunity to travel around Italy and experience the italian culture.
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Housing, Travel, Telephone, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Food:
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
Nothing special, except that opening up a bank account in Italy takes a lot of time! Avoid it if possible.
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f
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.0/5
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
Italy is a very cheap country, especially in comparison to the UK!!!
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Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Food, Travel, Telephone, Overall:
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
I would recommend saving before going to Italy. There are so many things to do and see that it would be a shame to miss out due to financial problems.
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Constanza
UNIVERSIDAD ARGENTINA DE LA EMPRESA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Management Science, Graduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
In argentina the coin is four time cheaper than the euro. Besides Milan is very expensive.
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Food, Nightlife, Telephone, Overall, Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Financial surprises:4 months in advance rent. Cost-saving tips: go to the "mercatos". Cheap food, fruit, cleaning devices.
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Wei
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Urban and Regional Planning, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
The trains are relatively cheaper than in Holland or Germany, but the nightlife is extremely expensive...fortunately the SEN always organises free admission to cool night spots in Milano
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Food, Nightlife, Telephone, Overall, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
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
Take your credit card :)
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Mattia
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Because it was Italy, It was like an obligation to travel and visit all that beautiful places it has. And about the night life, Milan is a bit more expensive than Buenos Aires.
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Housing:
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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Kwei-Min
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Financial Management, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
2.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Milan is an expensive city compared to the rest of Italy and certainly the Netherlands. My rent was double of what it is at home and supermarkets were very expensive.
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Overall, Telephone, Housing, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Travel:
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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