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24 Expenses Reviews
3.94 / 5 based on 158 reviews
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Joel
Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
being new to an area means you want to discover new places and try new things, which results in spending more, it was worth it though, it's all part of learning the culture.
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Nightlife, Food, Housing, Overall, Telephone:
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
cost saving tips for train travel, use www.trenok.it, for travelling to other countries use ryanair, booking enough in advance can mean amazing savings (I went to Sardinia for 20 euros from Pisa!). Go to restaurants and try their local foods, its a great way of learning new words and taking in a bit of culture too, eating out is not as pricey as the UK either, so, sometimes it's cheaper to eat out than go to the supermarket and cook yourself!
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skazedon
Karl Franzens Universitńt Graz, Graz, Austria
Education, Secondary, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Serious question??! Florence is a very expensive city (10 000 lire/drink) but I didn't mind because I had the time of my life - actually, I'm going back to Fi in October 2001. I came back broke but rich in experience...
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Food, Housing, Nightlife, Travel, Telephone, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
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Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
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Personal comments
Eat in Via San Gallo, Via del Romito (nice "mensa"!), get to know Mario (smile), buy a used bike (public transport is an adventure anyway), almost all bars have "happy hours", many free concerts in the Cascine in summer, great market in the Cascine once a week.
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anonymous
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
History, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Because nightlife is expensensive (eg drinks, dinners). Rent is more expensive than at home, unless you share a bedroom.
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Food, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Overall, Housing, Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
The commission paid to an 'agency' when we found a place to rent. It was equal to one month's rent. Phonecalls home were okay because I used a Telecard linked to my home phone bill. Internet access wasn't too bad especially if you bought a few hours all at once. Get a 'biglietto chilometrico' for train travel. MUCH cheaper than buying tickets for every trip, if you don't mind normal (ie not Eurostar) trains.
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Rosa
Fordham University, New York City, United States
Philology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Food is cheaper in Italy everywhere you go and it tastes better for the price. Telephones are so expensive because you have to buy pre-paid cards and Americans for sure have trouble at first counting and monitoring the minutes. They end up spending a lot of money at first because we are unsed to unlimited minutes on a plan. Travel was cheaper all over europe. It was amazing.
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Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Overall, Housing, Food, Travel:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Plan everything (travel) in advance!
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vannucca
Georgetown University, Washington DC, United States
Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Food: it's much cheaper to get a good meal there, and the supermarkets are really cheap. Telephone: I made more international calls, and the cell phone rates are higher there. Accomodation: Less expensive in Florence than it is in DC, Night Life: Less expensive in Florence than it is in DC, Travel: I had to make a couple trips to the US
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Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Housing, Food, Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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michelangelo
Ludwig Maximilians Universitńt MŘnchen, Munich, Germany
Geography, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Better opportunities, italian student apartments do not have telephone, you have to phone always by mobile
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Housing, Nightlife, Travel, Telephone, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
apartments are very expensive but you can go out to eat every evening, that quiete cheap. Or use the mensa it is excellent!
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