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Universitat d'Alacant (UA)

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4.30 / 5 based on 357 reviews
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Simone
University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat d'Alacant
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I do feel that it has improved. My advice to others is that you should make friends don┤t be shy to mingle with the spanish because this is how you learn by talking with the spanish.
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Simone
University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat d'Alacant
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Normally I live with my parents so I do not need to pay for accomadation and food etc. Travel is cheaper in Spain than in London and I would say that I socialise more here than in London so expenses for nightlife are more.
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Overall, Nightlife, Food, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Travel:
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
none
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Simone
University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat d'Alacant
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
During the 1st week when courses start, students should go to classes and see if they like them before enrolling on the courses.
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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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Simone
University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat d'Alacant
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known what subjects I could have chosen so that i would have had more time to investigate them.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
4
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
My recommendation is that students take advantage as much as possible of the facilities the university offers, e.g the gym, trips exchanges with other students etc.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
There is an office for the Erasmus students Torre de Control, if you have any problems what so ever or need advice consult them, thats what they are here for.
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Simone
University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat d'Alacant
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The Erasmus students usually go to El barrio, however if you want to mix more with the spanish El puerto is your best bet.
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Simone
University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat d'Alacant
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why?
Its more beneficial when you want to improve your language skills, because you get to practise speaking the language with the family.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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