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Erasmus Experience in Bologna, Italy by Borbála Takács

Published by flag-hu Borbála Takács Bee — 5 years ago

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Why did you choose to go to Bologna, Italy?

I didn't have so many choices, but when I looked it up on the internet I fall in Love with the city.


How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?

My scholarship is for 1 or 2 semesters (I will find it out soon if I can stay for both). From Erasmus+, we receive 500 euros/month.

What is the student lifestyle like in Bologna?

It depends on the individuals, but to say some general statement, this city is full of students. Most of the students - I included - use bikes for transportation, there are programmes offered every day, so you wouldn't be bored. Though, it is really useful if you speak even a bit of Italian.

Would you recommend the city and the University of Bologna to other students?

Absolutely, the best city for a student.

What is the food like?

"Magnifico" and surprisingly healthy.


Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Bologna?

Yes, I paid for some accommodation pages, but it didn't help, because almost nobody answered me. Finding an accommodation here is a disaster.

How much does it cost to live in Bologna?

A lot! If I don't count travelling, I would still need 650-700 euros/month here.

Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the University?

Yes, and there are also some free courses offered by other organisations too.

What's the easiest or most economical way to travel to Bologna from your city?

Plane or Flixbus.

Where would you recommend to go on a night out in Bologna?

Lábas, Qubo, Lab16.

And for eating? Can you recommend some good restaurants in Bologna?

Any aperitivo place is good.

What good cultural sites are there to visit?

San Lucca, San Michele, Due Torri, Piazza Maggiore, the Canales and the University itself!


Is there any other advice that you could give to students going to Bologna in the future?

Look for a room as soon as possible and don't have high standards. If you get an offer, just take it, even if you don't know who's gonna be your flatmate.

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