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Fabrizia
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Sociology, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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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Fabrizia
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Sociology, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Knowing better English.
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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
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Go on in this way!
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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
If you are looking for an experience which can change your life, Erasmus is the right choice for you. And Erasmus in Finland is best choice ever.
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Fabrizia
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Sociology, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Because the cost of life in Finland is higher than in Italy.
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Overall, Housing, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Nightlife:
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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Fabrizia
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Sociology, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
It was hard at the beginnig but at the end I was able to manage it in a proper way.
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Fabrizia
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Sociology, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
3.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because I'd like to have more indipendence and a location closer to the city centre.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
It's pretty good. The housing office doesn't let you alone and answer your e-mails in few times. But it's really strict about rules.
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Fabrizia
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Sociology, Graduate, Erasmus
University of Helsinki
4.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities, Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Amarillo for the wednesday student night, The Tiger for weekend (it's the most expensive), Opera, Apollo, The Circus.
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