Erasmus Experience in Trento, Italy by Ana

Published by Ana Calejo — one year ago

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Why did you choose to go to Trento, Italy?

The fact that it is a small city was the first reason that made me decide to choose Trento for this experience. It is so easy to walk around the city and in a few minutes you are everywhere (in the city centre), and even if you have to go to either the northern part or to the south part of the city, there are a lot of buses.

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

I studied in Trento for 6 months, the scholarship helped me a lot, even though I don't remember the exact amount that I have received. I noticed a big difference in the way of living since in Portugal everything is cheaper. But it is not impossible to live with less in Trento, there are supermarkets and restaurants with affordable products.

What is the student lifestyle like in Trento?

It is really good!

Firstly, you have a great local ESN: they organized plenty of trips: we went to Oktoberfest in Munich, we spent 3 days in Tuscany, also went to Innsbruck, and there was also the Rome trip for the national meeting of ESN.

Besides these trips, they organized some dinners and parties (international dinner, welcome party, tutor buddy dinner, Halloween Party, etc), and every week they organized a Tandem night.

Apart from ESN, there are discos as "H/akka/" and "Cantinota" which provide a great night with good music.

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

Totally! The fact the city is so small brings you peace due to the fact there is no big city noise, and also the mountains surrounding Trento give you inner peace.

The University of Trento has really good professors, at least the Faculty of Law, the one I attended, and they are very helpful and always ready to help the students (either you are an Italian or an international student).

What is the food like?

Italian food is good and that's it. Pizza, Pasta, Ravioli, Risotto.

Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Trento?

It was harder than I ever thought since the dorms are for non-european students. The best is to start searching as soon as possible. I started my search in march and found the house in may (after sending a lot of messages) because I wanted a house near the center and it was not easy to find one near the center and cheap, but it is not impossible. I joined this group on facebook: Facebook group.

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

if you speak good English is easy to live in Trento even though most people don't speak it, Also, there are italian courses which you can attend in the Linguistic Center.

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

I had to take the plane to Bergamo and then catch a FlixBus to Trento (it takes 2h30 or 3h).

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

"H/akka/" and "Cantinota".

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

Pizza is really good (I recommend Koralo's, Uve e Menta, Rosa D'oro, Chisté for pizza). Regarding Pasta and Risotto, Rosa D'oro and Chisté have really good pasta varieties.

What good cultural sites are there to visit?

Sardagna; Doss Trento; The Castel, the Museum of Science (MUSE).

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