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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

271 reviews
4.02 / 5 based on 271 reviews
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maryjimenez
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Es el mismo idioma, por lo que no he tenido mucha dificultad. Obviamente existen terminos diferentes, pero son cosas nuevas que aprendemos.
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maryjimenez
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Creo que porque el nivel de vida es diferente en ambos paises.
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Overall, Food, Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Travel, Telephone, Housing:
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
No, no he tenido problemas.
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maryjimenez
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Los cursos impartidos son muy buenos y cumplen con lo que hemos esperado.
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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
Creo que deberiamos interactuar con estudiantes locales, pues no lo hacemos.
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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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maryjimenez
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No mucho, pues la experiencia que estoy viviendo es muy similar a la que vivo en Mexico por la razon de que soy de Panama
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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
3
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Es muy avanzada y tiene mucho recursos. La calidad de las materias son muy buenas, asi como el nivel de preparacion de los profesores. Es una gran convivencia.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
No, nada mas.
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maryjimenez
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities, Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
No conozco discos y demas, pues no llevo mucho tiempo aqui.
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maryjimenez
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Hostal
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Porque seria otra experiencia, donde viviria cosas diferentes.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Creo que esta bien dentro de lo que cabe, pero pienso que tambien deberian de tener mas consideracion con el hecho de que son mas de 6 horas de diferencia, con el uso del telefono.
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