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UniversitÓ di Pisa (UNIPI)

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3.95 / 5 based on 131 reviews
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Enrique
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ di Pisa
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Italians are really helpful when you try to learn their language, they are polite, kind and nice about correcting you and they appreciate any effort done. Do not mingle only with foreigners or you will miss an incredible opportunity to learn.
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Enrique
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ di Pisa
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
differences in prices, nothing too extreme to be considered.
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Nightlife, Housing, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Travel:
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
Try to find whether the university still provides special housing for foreigners. It is so cheap you will scream of happiness. The "mensa" is the cheapest way to eat, very, very, very close to eating at home.
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Enrique
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ di Pisa
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Exams are Oral, for those who are not ready psichologically it could be a pretty tough experience
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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
Teachers are quite unfair and unhelpfull based on your knowledge of the language and they commonly disregard any special consideration as an international student
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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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Enrique
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ di Pisa
3.8/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Try to meet natives. Be open minded about them. In Italy they are worth it.
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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
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Not really strong, professors think of their university highly but they do not provide evidence for this apart from making it difficult.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
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
Italy is an incredible place to visit, culturally and historically. Italians are also very, very nice. However teachers and burocracy can drive you nuts and there is not much you can do about it.
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Enrique
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ di Pisa
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Tazza d'Oro, Borgo Streto, Il caffetino allo Sfizio, Mensa (University Dining Services). Tuscany and Italy in general is an outstanding place to be visited
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Enrique
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÓ di Pisa
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Best kind of experience for personal freedom and social interaction
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Expensive old apartments in old buildings with surprising problems that were better thought for 1945
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