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Erasmus Experience in Guarda, Portugal by Instituto Politécnico


Why did you choose to go to Guarda, Portugal?

I've never been in Portugal and I've always wanted to see the Iberian Peninsula. It was the best option from the available locations in my school.

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

My scholarship wasn't enough for all my Erasmus time. It was finished after 2 months. But I travelled a lot, so that's why.

What is the student lifestyle like in Guarda?

The best thing here is that we have lessons together with Portuguese people. They are very helpful and they like to have fun.

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

Of course! If you have good friends you can always spent time with them to bring smile to your face.

What is the food like?

Food is really good. Very juicy and different. It's tasty. I love the bakeries here, too.

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Was it hard for you to find your accommodation in Guarda?

I chose an Erasmus dormitory and I think here it's the most economical option for a nice accomodation.

How much does it cost to live in Guarda?

It depends on how you spend your time. Partying, travelling, eating out... All options can be expensive.

Is it easy to learn the language? Are there language courses available at the University?

We have a Portuguese course, so everything is possible. The language is not very difficult.

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

From my city/country I got on aplane. It was the fastest way, but I can't say it was the most economical one.

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

D'sigual, Cathedral, Praça, Kapa Negra, Praxis.

What about eating out? Can you recommend some good restaurants in Guarda?

T&M Burger! AliBaba in Vivaci and the restaurants near Vivaci -great cheap traditional and food.

What places are there to visit?

In Guarda, you can see the highest peak in Portugal and, of course, the Cathedral. In summer, you can see the river and around the area, which is part of UNESCO. Viseu and Sao Pedro are quite nice. But if you have the chance to see Madeira, just go! It's the most beautiful place!

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

Have a good time and fun, but don't forget about studying -it's your chance to take!


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