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UniversitÓ Bocconi

UniversitÓ Commerciale Luigi Bocconi di Milano, Via Sarfatti 25, 20136 Milano, Italy
3.95 / 5 based on 600 reviews.
Description:
The Luigi Bocconi University, is a private university located in central Milan, Italy. It was established in 1902 as the first school in Italy to grant a university degree in economics.
Bocconi grants Bachelor, Master of Science, MBA and Ph.D. degrees. It also offers executive education and customized Masters, conducting them both in English and Italian, in addition to a range of full double degrees with international institutions at the undergraduate and the graduate level. Read more


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88% of students recommend
600 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (600)
Student life
4.6/5
5 stars (204)
Academic
3.9/5
4 stars (246)
Languages
4.3/5
3 stars (120)
Expenses
3.1/5
2 stars (30)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
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! Read Review
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UniversitÓ Bocconi review by Louisa

Review by Louisa, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Erasmus
HOUSING    
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
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.
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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STUDENT LIFE    
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
Activities, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
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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ACADEMIC       3.0 / 5
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
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.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
More interaction between the Italian lecturers and the foreign students.

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Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
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
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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EXPENSES    
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Not specified
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits:
Overall, Housing, Food: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Travel: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
The difficulty in finding private accommodation, and how cold Milan gets in the winter.
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
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.



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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