Points of wiew by different cultural and academic backgrounds July 16, 2021

By (University of Cagliari) - abroad from 07/05/2021 to 07/16/2021 with

University of Pecs: Pécs - Summer School Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
We had really easygoing mentors, who helped us not to feel uncofortable and found good ways to make us cooperate and create bonds

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

some lecturer were hard to follow, but organization was really scrupulous and they were never late. I really appreciate that they gave us clear instruction about the project we had to carry out in order to obtain the certificate of completion

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

sometimes it was hot, but your own bed is always the best

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

It was difficult doing that online, but they did a terrific presentation of Pécs and it was almost like walking along the streets of the city

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? I took an online course, but I think scholarship money would have been enough for two weeks staying in Pécs


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

Some lecturer use technical jargon aboundantly or used advanced vocabulary, so it was hard, but of course an educational experience

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? B2 certificate, through university exam
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Game nights
  • Presentations of local lecturers
  • Final project
* What could be improved?
  • make some lecture easier
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The focus is much more on law that on technology. Technology is only in function of legal point of view

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!