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Università di Catania

73 reviews
3.73 / 5 based on 73 reviews
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Boris
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tubingen, Germany
Law, Criminal / Criminology, Graduate, Erasmus
Università di Catania
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: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I was amazed at how fast I learned the language even though I used Italian only with the Italian and French students.
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Boris
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tubingen, Germany
Law, Criminal / Criminology, Graduate, Erasmus
Università di Catania
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Well, living was cheap but we traveled A LOT!
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Travel, Overall, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Housing:
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
If you are not an avid disco-freak you should be safe.
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Boris
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tubingen, Germany
Law, Criminal / Criminology, Graduate, Erasmus
Università di Catania
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
We had our fixed courses (diritto penale minorile)and could not choose courses. The fact that the courses were 3 hours at a time and held in Italian certainly did not make things easier for the foreign students.
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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
shorter periods for courses predominantly taken by foreign students.
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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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Boris
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tubingen, Germany
Law, Criminal / Criminology, Graduate, Erasmus
Università di Catania
4.7/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nope
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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
4
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Since I had finished all relevant courses at my home university, the courses I took at the Italian University really didn't matter. What made this a truly great experience were not the courses but all the international people I met.
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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
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Do it!
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Boris
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tubingen, Germany
Law, Criminal / Criminology, Graduate, Erasmus
Università di Catania
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
We used to hang out at the 999 (bar). Not that special, really, but that was were we went. Not to be missed are the city of Catania itself and the myriads of places on and around Sicily that are worth a trip.
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Boris
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tubingen, Germany
Law, Criminal / Criminology, Graduate, Erasmus
Università di Catania
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Because it was a great place to stay and you had lots of contact with Italian students
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Satisfactory in every way!
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