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UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze reviews

156 reviews
3.92 / 5 based on 156 reviews
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anonymous
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
History, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze
3.8/5
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
After 3 years of Italian at uni, I was quite ready and comfortable moving to an Italian-speaking environment.
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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.
Overall, Telephone, Nightlife, Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
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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anonymous
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
History, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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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anonymous
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
History, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Make sure you have a student visa and if possible, that the Uni. is aware of the exchange program with your university. It would have helped to have a contact person at the university.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
1
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Very strongly, but mainly for the experience of living in Florence, not for the university 'spirit'. It's a multi-campus place so there's no real central meeting ground within the uni.
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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
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
See as much of Italy as you can while you're there. See if you can work your timetable so you have a day or so off a week to do this.
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anonymous
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
History, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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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
Clubs: Yab, Dolce Zucchero for the Student life, plenty of excellent cafes & bars but I've forgotten their names. You can't really go wrong though!
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anonymous
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
History, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Firenze
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Would choose to live with people from different countries to broaden my cultural experience.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Difficult to find as I arrived before semester began in January.
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