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Louisa
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
3.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
If you are choosing to take courses in Italian then make sure that you interact with the other Italians from the word go because they are the best way to make sure you improve your italian and to ensure that you have understood everything in the class. Plus the longer you leave it the harder it becomes to approach them, they are unsure of how much Italian you know and are less forthcoming.
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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
More interaction between the Italian lecturers and the foreign students.
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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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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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Louisa
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Not specified
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits
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Housing, Food, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, 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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Louisa
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ 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: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Having spent alot of time in the South of Italy and therefore having a Southern accent when speaing Italian made a good talking point with alot of Italians who, at first, found it quite difficult to distinguish where I was from. I was lucky as many of the exchange students at Bocconi do not speak Italian and follow courses in English, this was the only difficulty I found as I am trying to improve my Italian.
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Louisa
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
I managed to check out the residence during my first semester and although for student halls they are quite expensive, the experience of living with the other Italian and exchange students in such a good location is one I would liked to have had.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The best one would have to be the Pensionato Bocconi, it has an underground link to the unversity so in winter you don't have to even go outside to get to class - FANTASTIC. Problems with these halls is that the toilet and shower facilites are all communal and there are no cooking facilites, however the Mensa is located on the ground floor. I stayed in Capitanio which have cooking facilites, tv rooms with digital tv and games room/study rooms plus internet facilty, these too would be a very good choice of accommodation. Finding private appartments in Milan is very difficult and I would suggest applying for student accommodation if you are planning on studying here.
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Louisa
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Bocconi
4.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly within 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
Can't beat a pizza from Da Willy's. For a facny night out in the disco's there's La Banque, near to Duomo. For a mad night out there's Palo Alto on a Tuesday night where SEN have the exchange nights out. The infamous SEN tram party is a must if there's one organised whilst you're there. On a clear day you must go to the top of Duomo. And of course a few drinks or a meal in the Brera on a Saturday night.
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