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Valeria
Italy, Undergraduate
Economics
Universitā degli Studi di Padova
5.0/5
Overall
Before I started this course, I had almost no clue what Economia was all about. I attended a Language High School before and my passion are languages, but I felt like I wanted to study something new. I'd like to work in a European Institution some day and language knowledge is surely useful, but not enough. So I chose Economia. In my country it's seen as a degree that is more likely to make you land in a good job position. I chose Padova first of all for its closeness to my hometown, but I knew it's also quite renowned in Italy for its teaching quality and after-graduation ranking position for jobs, especially in the economic field, second only to Bocconi (Milan).

I am currently at the 3rd year of my degree and I find myself very happy with my choice. Sure, it's been tough at times, particularly in the beginning when I had more Mathematics to catch up than my average colleague (most of them had previously studied in economic or scientific schools). But all the courses I've taken until now have been really interesting. I like the fact that this degree gives you a broad preparation - we have exams about Economics, Accounting, Law, Finance, Business Administration and so on. The first 2 years all the predetermined courses are compulsory, but you are free to choose how you wish to build your 3rd year: do you want to get more specialised in Corporate, Entrepreneurship, Banking, Law...? No problem, there's always a path for you.

Almost all professors are kind and helpful. They are surely all well prepared and know their subject deeply - although in some cases they weren't always able to convey their knowledge (lacking teaching skills), it's possible to prepare yourself for an exam on your own.

Schedules are very well organised - really, I've heard stories from my friends of other faculties and I feel lucky. Timetables never overlap. You know lessons and exams' dates in time. All lessons are in buildings close to one another so you don't need to move and hurry from one part of the city to another. Most of the lessons have "human hours": other than in particular cases, you will never have to wait 4 hours between a class and another, instead you will be free either in the morning or afternoon. For each class there are at least two teachers that follow the same program, so if you don't like the teaching methods of one, you can go listen to the other. The only thing I don't like is that classrooms immediately close after the class ends so one can't just stay there and study but instead has to move somewhere else, without apparent reason, but that's not a big deal.

Sorry this is so long. I think I've mentioned everything. Overall I believe this is a good university and degree program and I would recommend both to those who are interested in the economic field but also have a international vocation and want to acquire skills in many related areas.
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Pros
Vida del campus, compaņeros, medioambiente, actividades del tiempo libre
Cons
Burocracia
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Mi mejor experiencia académica hasta ahora!
Valeria
Italy, Undergraduate
Economics
Universitā degli Studi di Padova
5.0/5
Overall
Before I started this course, I had almost no clue what Economia was all about. I attended a Language High School before and my passion are languages, but I felt like I wanted to study something new. I'd like to work in a European Institution some day and language knowledge is surely useful, but not enough. So I chose Economia. In my country it's seen as a degree that is more likely to make you land in a good job position. I chose Padova first of all for its closeness to my hometown, but I knew it's also quite renowned in Italy for its teaching quality and after-graduation ranking position for jobs, especially in the economic field, second only to Bocconi (Milan).

I am currently at the 3rd year of my degree and I find myself very happy with my choice. Sure, it's been tough at times, particularly in the beginning when I had more Mathematics to catch up than my average colleague (most of them had previously studied in economic or scientific schools). But all the courses I've taken until now have been really interesting. I like the fact that this degree gives you a broad preparation - we have exams about Economics, Accounting, Law, Finance, Business Administration and so on. The first 2 years all the predetermined courses are compulsory, but you are free to choose how you wish to build your 3rd year: do you want to get more specialised in Corporate, Entrepreneurship, Banking, Law...? No problem, there's always a path for you.

Almost all professors are kind and helpful. They are surely all well prepared and know their subject deeply - although in some cases they weren't always able to convey their knowledge (lacking teaching skills), it's possible to prepare yourself for an exam on your own.

Schedules are very well organised - really, I've heard stories from my friends of other faculties and I feel lucky. Timetables never overlap. You know lessons and exams' dates in time. All lessons are in buildings close to one another so you don't need to move and hurry from one part of the city to another. Most of the lessons have "human hours": other than in particular cases, you will never have to wait 4 hours between a class and another, instead you will be free either in the morning or afternoon. For each class there are at least two teachers that follow the same program, so if you don't like the teaching methods of one, you can go listen to the other. The only thing I don't like is that classrooms immediately close after the class ends so one can't just stay there and study but instead has to move somewhere else, without apparent reason, but that's not a big deal.

Sorry this is so long. I think I've mentioned everything. Overall I believe this is a good university and degree program and I would recommend both to those who are interested in the economic field but also have a international vocation and want to acquire skills in many related areas.
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Pros
Vida del campus, compaņeros, medioambiente, actividades del tiempo libre
Cons
Burocracia
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Italien
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Germany
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitā degli Studi di Padova
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
None
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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
2
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
none
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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
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
The best way of travelling is the train. You can get a erduction of 20% on the tickets either with the CARTA VERDE (45.000 Lire only for under 26 year olds) or as mini group (from 3 persons on). First thing to do after you found a home is to by a bike - the easiest way of transportation in Padova.
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sissi0414
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universitā degli Studi di Padova
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
What a wonderful experience it would be so I could have done it sooner!
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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
3
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
It's a great place because it's so filled of life, so many students. Acaemics in Italy differ a lot from the United States and other places in Europe but if you can get used to it you can get a lot out of your education.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
If you can go abroad, be it Italy or anywhere else, definately do so!
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Simona
Universitatea de Vest din Timísoara, Timisoara, Romania
Banking, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitā degli Studi di Padova
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
prices a bit higher than expected
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
1
Culture
1
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
try to interact more with the italian students, they are a bit rigid at first , but if you look interested in bonding, they can be of a real help.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Padova has a great location, permiting you to visit a lot of the northern Italy. Sign up for the local ESN association, they always have interesting activities to follow.
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Saoirse
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Law, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitā degli Studi di Padova
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That there is an airport in Treviso which Ryanair flies to and there is a very good bus service which goes directly to Padova from opposite the terminal. I think it runs until 10pm and costs c.10Euro. This would have saved me a considerable amount of time and money as I originally flew to Milan and had to take a train.
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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
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The university is a great university, most of the lecturers are very nice and approachable.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
I would definitely recommend joining the ESN as soon as you arrive in Padova - its situated in the little sidestreet opposite the Bo. Also if you are going to travel a lot then it is worth buying the Carte Verde at the beginning of the year to make significant savings. Also if you get a chance definitely go to see a concert or opera in the arena in Verona. And go to the carnivale in Venezia!
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