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UniversitÓ degli Studi di Siena reviews

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4.03 / 5 based on 171 reviews
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Royal Holloway and Bredford New College (University of London), London, United Kingdom
History, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Siena
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Increased immensely to the level of fluency although it took time to get used to the Sienese accent!
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mazzalazza
Royal Holloway and Bredford New College (University of London), London, United Kingdom
History, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Siena
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Because living in Italy is generally cheaper especially as the british ú was so strong at the time.
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Overall, Travel, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
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
none
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mazzalazza
Royal Holloway and Bredford New College (University of London), London, United Kingdom
History, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Siena
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Storia della lingua Italiana was extremely interesting and easy to follow.
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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
No.
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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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mazzalazza
Royal Holloway and Bredford New College (University of London), London, United Kingdom
History, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Siena
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish i had realised how small the city is.
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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
2
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
it is very accomodating
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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
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
Siena is brilliantly located so it is very easy to travel around Italy form there. Although it is an extremely accomodating city it is also quite small so if you're a person that gets bored easily choose to go to a bigger City with more activity. It did get a bit dull throughout the winter but the summer was brilliant. I've yet to see a more breathtaking Piazza and could just spend hours there sitting in it.
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mazzalazza
Royal Holloway and Bredford New College (University of London), London, United Kingdom
History, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Siena
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Barone Rosso, Caffe del Corso, Casa del Buoia - great student bars/cafes. Tendenza, Exo' - nightclubs. Palio - cannot be missed.
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mazzalazza
Royal Holloway and Bredford New College (University of London), London, United Kingdom
History, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Siena
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because i need my own space.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It is extremely difficult to find decent accomodation within the city centre and within vicinity of the university as the city is absolutely packed with students and not enough accomodation to support them.
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