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UniversitÓ Cattolica Sacro Cuore

295 reviews
4.43 / 5 based on 295 reviews
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matildealmeida
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Cattolica Sacro Cuore
5.0/5
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: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
My language and communication experience were very helpful. It allowed me to improve a lot my italian verbally and writtenly.
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matildealmeida
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Cattolica Sacro Cuore
1.2/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Why spent more because the cost of life was more expensive in Milan compared to Lisbon and, also because the milan lifestyle forces international students to spent more if they wish to participate in the social activities that dominate the city.
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Travel, Food, Housing, Overall, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
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
Cost-saving tips: go to international events'nights or "aperitivi" to save money in meals and nightlife. Get the "tessera blu" at the "CUS" in the several Milan universities in order to get discounts in sports' activities.
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matildealmeida
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Cattolica Sacro Cuore
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Courses could provide for more interaction between students (whether local or international) by demanding workgroups, students' presentations. Also, more seminars could be organized in order to present more of the italian reality to students, by introducing them to italian companies and so on.
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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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matildealmeida
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Cattolica Sacro Cuore
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wished i kew a little bit more about the specific culture regarding Milan compared to other italia cities and also about life on campus.
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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
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
1
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
My special recommendation is for the university to organize more events to international students, but not temporary events. Intensive events, with a duration of some days or weeks in order to allow students to get to know eachother better since they cannot do it through on campus accommodation for example.
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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
4
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
travel tips: in order to travel inside Italy at lower prices you may do the "Carta Verde" at ATM offices. Also, it is advisable that one that goes to study in Italy for some months to learn before a bit of italian because most of the times italians refuse or do not know how to speak english.
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matildealmeida
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Cattolica Sacro Cuore
3.8/5
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
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Favorite night spots: Old Fashion, Room 97, Hollywood, Casablanca, Loolapaloosa Best Cafes: Cafe Magenta, Brera cafes Events or places not to be missed: St Ambrosio's fair, Duomo and Brera.
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matildealmeida
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ Cattolica Sacro Cuore
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
I believe that on campus students have a better opportunity to know and live with people from other different cultures. Also, it is a good opportunity to put our communication, cooperation and social skills to the test. However, universities in Milan are poor in terms of accommodation offer and conditions.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
There was no kind of accomodation at this university. It only provided personal help to find appartments for students to rent. In this area, i believe that, taking in account the difficulty of renting a house in italian big cities as Milan, the university had an important and valuable role near students.
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