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Erasmus experience in Cordoba, Spain by Lucia


Why did you decided to go to Cordoba, Spain?

I wanted to go to Spain and after talking to my teacher who signed my exchange certificate, I thought that Cordoba could be a good university and that it would live up to my expectations.

How long is the scholarship? How much money can you receive as help?

The scholarship lasted 6 months. But I know that many universities offer annual scholarship for Cordoba, that is why I prolonged my Erasmus period! The European contribution was of 230€ other than contribution from the university and from the Ministry of Education.

How is the student atmosphere in Cordoba?

Cordoba is a very small city, a very university city. Having two great faculties of Medicine and Veterinary there are many students, Erasmus and local, who choose this city to study in! The faculty of Literature and Philosophy library is always very busy because it is located in the city centre.

Would you recommend the city and the university of Cordoboa to other students?

Definitely yes, except for the Master's students of Psychology given, from my experience I have to say that I was disappointed with the lecturers. Psychology Faculty doesn't exist. I studied in the Science of Education Faculty in which the professors are very knowledgeable but how you can imagine, they use a totally different approach compared to the method used at the Faculty of Psychology.

How is the food?

Nice, unfortunately many typical dishes are fried but I regret now the Cordoba lunches and dinners.

Was it hard to find a place to live in Cordoba?

No, thanks to a friend of mine who went with m, e because she knew people that lived there previously. For many people it was difficult because the houses generally aren't new and so they had to see many before they decided to pick one that would suit them.

How much does it cost to live in Cordoba?

Life is cheaper that in Italy. For the entire week you can spend less than 20€ on food! You are going to miss the supermarkets like Mercadona and Dia.

What about the language? Did you attend any language course at the university?

Very good. There were courses available at the University but I attended it only once. The best way to learn the language is to have a conversation with friends and colleagues.

What is the cheapest way to get in Cordoba from your city?

Plane from Roma Ciampino to Sevilla from where I catch the train to Cordoba.

About eating out? Can you talk about your favorite places?

Moriles for all sorts of dish (ciudad jardin).

Santos for the tastiest tortilla in the city (on the side of the mezquita).

Cultural places to visit?

Mezquita, Los jardines de los Reyes Cristianos, Palacio de Viana.

Any suggestion to give to the future students in Cordoba?

If you come from a big city take your time to set yourself in this pretty city which after a while you become your home. The first impact will be traumatic but it will be the coolest and unforgettable year of your life.



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