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Universitat Politčcnica de Catalunya (UPC)

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4.02 / 5 based on 272 reviews
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Veronica
Politechnika Lódzka, Lodz, Poland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Politčcnica de Catalunya
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
There were many opportunities to learn the language through the university and privately
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Veronica
Politechnika Lódzka, Lodz, Poland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Politčcnica de Catalunya
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant<br> A private grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Spain is more expensive than Poland
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Housing, Food, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
There are many free of charge cultural events, depending on the institution; you have to go to museums and other places and just ask if and when there are any events for free
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Veronica
Politechnika Lódzka, Lodz, Poland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Politčcnica de Catalunya
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
A lot of studying by heart and memorizing theory
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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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Veronica
Politechnika Lódzka, Lodz, Poland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Politčcnica de Catalunya
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Can't think of anything
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It is regarded as one of the best in the region but it is hard and there is a lot of studying, especially if your Spanish skills are not advanced
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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
2
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Accommodation just outside Barcelona is cheaper and nicer, and the travel doesn't take much longer. Instead you have better access to the local culture and the beaches are much more beautiful outside Barcelona. I lived in El Prat close where the Barcelona airport is. Good transport to the city, university and cleaner place. Close to wonderful places and beach of Sitges, Gava, etc.
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Veronica
Politechnika Lódzka, Lodz, Poland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Politčcnica de Catalunya
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
Sutton Club - a bit posh and expensive in weekends but great atmosphere and great fun
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Veronica
Politechnika Lódzka, Lodz, Poland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Politčcnica de Catalunya
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I was satisfied with the conditions of private accomodation
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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