Erasmus Experience in Coimbra, Portugal by Marina
Why did you choose to go to Coimbra, Portugal?
Because of specialization stream in my master program.
How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?
What is the student lifestyle like in Coimbra?
A lot of parties...
Would you recommend the city and the University of Coimbra to other students?
In general, yes.
What is the food like?
A lot of cakes and pastries.
Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Coimbra?
Not much, around 200 euro.
How much does it cost to live in Coimbra?
At least 500 euro.
Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the University?
For me it was easy, I knew a bit of Portuguese. Language courses are available.
What's the easiest or most economical way to travel to Coimbra from your city?
Where would you recommend to go on a night out in Coimbra?
Cafes in Praca Republica, bars near Se Velha...
And for eating? Can you recommend some good restaurants in Coimbra?
Some in Baixa, city center, don't know the names...
What good cultural sites are there to visit?
University, tour around the old walls, gardens and the parks, Quinta das lagrimas.
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