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85 reviews
4.17 / 5 based on 85 reviews
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Gianluca
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
European Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Central Lancashire
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your English?
My level before:
My level after:
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Spendig ten months in Preston has helped me a lot with English, even if northern accent was so hard to understand sometimes. I could say now that my English is fluent, although I'll never be as fluent as a native speaker.
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Gianluca
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
European Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Central Lancashire
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The main reason is that English pound was very expensive, and during 96/97 it increased very much.
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Food, Telephone, Overall, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, 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
No.
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Gianluca
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
European Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Central Lancashire
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Pay attention! A lot of study has to be done on your own in the library. The module duration (in hours) could let you think the courses are not very hard. It is not what it seems!
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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
They should keep in mind that international students cannot be evaluated as English students: it takes a non-english speaker twice the time an English student needs to prepare essays.
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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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Gianluca
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
European Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Central Lancashire
4.6/5
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
4
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Evaluate international sudents with parameters diferent from those used for English students. The rest was OK.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Excellent!
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Gianluca
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
European Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Central Lancashire
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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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
Tokyo Jo's (if it still exists), pubs everywhere in the town (I don't remember the names). A lot to see around Preston: Manchester, Lancaster, Lake district, Blackpool... Very close to Scotland, if you wish to have a one-week trip (as I did).
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Gianluca
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
European Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Central Lancashire
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
My first experience was good, so why changing for another option? University campus is very central, too.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
A nice structure, an indipent room with bathroom within. Excellent!
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