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3.95 / 5 based on 600 reviews
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Christoph
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, CEMS
Università Bocconi
3.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
good support from int. office, just stick to their informations
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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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Christoph
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, CEMS
Università 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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Christoph
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, CEMS
Università 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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Overall, Telephone, Nightlife, Housing, Food, Travel:
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
life in milan is expensive! buy at supermarkets outside the centre, things are considerably cheaper there
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Christoph
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, CEMS
Università Bocconi
4.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Italian
Was learning Italian a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Italian
How much did you improve your Italian?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
first month was kind of tough, then i was amazed by the quick progress my language skills made
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Christoph
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, CEMS
Università Bocconi
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
university accomodation is hardly available, expensive and rooms are poorly furnished . . . on the other hand, you probably get to know more people. choose according to personal preferences!!!
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
university provided accomodation is far from satisfactory(availability, price, quality); university support for search for private accomodation is available - however they refuse to send you their housing list, therefore you can only use it after your arrival to milan; private offers posted on pinwall at university
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Christoph
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, CEMS
Università Bocconi
3.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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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
milan is a cool place, especially at night; the student network "organises" a party location for each day of the week except monday - so plenty to do. besides there is a huge number of places, from trendy to relaxed, just look around and find your favourite place - a booklet named "02" lists the spots to be(is available in bars and cafes across town)
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