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Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) reviews

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4.12 / 5 based on 309 reviews
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sschlaf
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Germany
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
If you don`t want to learn Catalan, you have some problems to connext wiht the hom students. But with Spain you will not get problems to live in Barcelona. All the people, except some older, speak also Spain, so you could communicate as well.
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sschlaf
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Germany
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Telephone: You need some mobile to communicate with your friends there. And to phone in your country with your family its also expensive. Accommodation: In Munich there are the highest rents in Germany, so in Barcelona its cheaper.
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Telephone, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Nightlife, Food:
was the same price as at home.
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
Barcelona is the more expensive town in Spain. So all the costs are over the mean level from Spain.
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sschlaf
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Germany
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
The problem is to find courses in Spain or English. The most of them are in Catalan. But you can speak with the Professors to speak Spain.
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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
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sschlaf
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Germany
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No.
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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
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Its one of the best University of Spain. The quality standard is very high and you could study very good.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
If you come from Germany its helpful to have a current account at Deutsche Bank, because you get money without fees. You should go to the south of Spain to see other the real Spain flavour. In Barcelona its all mixed. My favourite town is Granada and Sevilla.
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sschlaf
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Germany
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Bars: Oveja negra-the students pup near the Ramblas. Most of the bars in "Gracia" the best part of the town to celebrate. Events: In the last weeks of September there is the traditional Barcelona-Party. With many groups and other actors. All gratis. The Student Party of the University Autonoma outside from Barcelona. Its the greatest party for students, wich I ever seen.
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sschlaf
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Germany
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Its easier to learn Spain if you stay with some Spanisch people in one flat.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
There are some programms from the University, wich help you to find a accomodation. Its no problem to get some. The habitations for students are o.k. . But i think its better to search your accomodation private, because you have to live with Spain people to learn the language.
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