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Universitetet i Troms° (UIT)

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4.50 / 5 based on 20 reviews
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Valerio S
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy
Sociology, Graduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: Italian
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning Italian a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
i didn't find any problems, first of all because my english was already very good and then because norvegians seak also a very good english. a good things was the organization of norvegian language courses for all the year and was a fantastic oportunity to learn a new language even if i didn't find the way to practice it after my study experience in Noerway.
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Valerio S
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy
Sociology, Graduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
well, I arrived at the univerity during the change of the system, in this way there were not clear ideas about the couses but all techers were ready to help you and to find the best solution, so i didn't find any problems. all of them were very well organized even when they were in norvegian i find out the way to follow them and to pass the exams with good grades.
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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
because of my italian academic experience i didn't find any problems and it's difficult for me to suggest any improvements.
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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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Valerio S
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy
Sociology, Graduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
because of the high cost of living in Norway
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Nightlife, Overall, Housing, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Travel:
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
no, i knew before leaving Italy about the highest cost of living in Norway, so I just try not too spend to much, but even doing it was much more expencive
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Valerio S
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy
Sociology, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
better knowledge of the Norvegian language
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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
4
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
it's a very good university and it gives you many opportunity, in your studies and for your personal experince. even geographically it's extreme and this is a challenging experience but unique and difficult to understand if you don't try. I was impressed by teachers and by their disponibility, the atmospheer is relaxed but very professional at the same time. if i have the possibility i will try to go back for some specializations.
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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
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
the palce is fantastic, the nature also. the university and the city are lovely. it's pretty far from the core of Europe but it's easy to rich by plane, even if it's a little bit expensive, but it worth. if you can be there and you have the possibility try to find an accomodation close to the university campus and not too far from the city centre. about social life, the best is to partecipate to the largest number of activities (all kind of) and to do the card for sport activities, if you like to ski try to carry your own equipment. can be very cold but it's a unique experincethe the long arctic winter. Tromso it's a lively city and there are thousands things to do, and the night life it's impressive.
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Valerio S
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy
Sociology, Graduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
to be more indipendent
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
the house was big and pretty new, my room was very nice. all the system in Tromso was very well organized and easy to manage, with a big laundry and all the space for different activities. all the small houses were in a sweet campus with lot of students, many of them norvegians and many other internationals. the connection between the campus and the university was always working so well. i was entusiastic.
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Valerio S
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy
Sociology, Graduate, Erasmus
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, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
well, about Tromso it's not easy to say my favorite night spot, because all the centre of the city was full of fantastic places, every night there were many places for having fun and sometimes was hard to decide where to go. there are places for listening live music, to play all kind of games and to do all kind of activities, dancing, eating drinking, etc.. i was impressedfirst period, anyway one of the best for student in that period was Drive, Stroket, Caos, Blorock, mayeryet, sofaputa, and many others.
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