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UniversitÓ di Bologna

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4.05 / 5 based on 393 reviews
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Abigail
University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ di Bologna
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Was ok, didn't have mnay problems understanding the locals 'cos they speak quite clearly.
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Abigail
University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ di Bologna
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
food is quite expensive here and getting a phone line installed also expensive.. travel is much cheaper here than uk
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Overall, Food, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, 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
Try and go to the cheaper supermarkets like Eurospin and esselunga.
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Abigail
University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ di Bologna
1.2/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Catalan language, communication through fashion or any cinema courses.
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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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Abigail
University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ di Bologna
3.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wanted to do translation courses but they were on another campus and only available for masters level.
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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
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Lots of courses to choose from but not always run properly or incredibly boring. Lecturers not always very helpful and Italian students not too friendly either (unless you're female and they're male ;-)
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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
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
2
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
get a carta verde for train travel, its so worth it at 30euro for 15% discounts everytime. Come out early to find acommodation. Watch your bags when travelling on the bus or else it's contents will make somebody very happy! Bring lots of strong moskito repellent!
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Abigail
University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ di Bologna
2.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Mtv Day usually the second Sunday in September. massive live concert with mainly Italian but a few good american acts from midday until 1am!
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Abigail
University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ di Bologna
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Offers all the basic facilities I could need.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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