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Reviews of Piccola Universita Italiana, Tropea, Italy

Total number of reviews: 47
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

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Piccola Universita Italiana, Tropea, Italy
4.4/5.0 
(47 reviews)
City 4.5/5.0 
Organisation 4.4/5.0 
Facilities 3.9/5.0 
Social activities 4.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.5/5.0 
Value for money 4.1/5.0 
Accommodation
Host family 4.2/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.2/5.0 
other 4.1/5.0 
Individual Reviews
23. Aug. 2016
1. (27 years)  -  Russian Federation
1. Standard Italian + Windsurf - 1 week

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Shared Apartment - High season
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teachers, materials, lesson organization
4. Aug. 2016
2. (48 years)  - 
2. Intensive (20 group + 6 individual) - 2 weeks

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Studio Flat - High season
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Studying in a structured group and a very friendly atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The weekly dinner together. The involvement and energy of the teachers. Meetings with other students of various nationalities.
Other comments
I've been very pleased by the welcoming of management and teaching staff.
6. Jun. 2016
3. (65 years)  -  Sweden
3. Intensive (20 group + 6 individual) - 1 week

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very nice and professional teachers good size school and very nice staff
1. Apr. 2016
4. (79 years)  -  Norway
4. Standard - 2 weeks

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The people, the staff.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Be aware of the large distances, if you move beyond Tropea city.
29. Jun. 2015
5. (38 years)  - 
5. Standard - 2 weeks

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Studio flat - high season I
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The people at the school, good professionals and good people.
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Very recommendable. Will come back.
29. Jun. 2015
6. (63 years)  - 
6. Cours italien standard 20 leçons/semaine - 2 weeks

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Quality education lots of attention given to students, the approach is not bureaucratic and everyone feels appreciated
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Tropea is a very nice place for those who love the sea and everything contributes to the atmosphere of a small Mediterranean town
Other comments
I have put a slightly lower note for the facilities because the classrooms are not very well isolated from each other and sometimes the teaching of neighboring classrooms interferes. ..
26. Aug. 2013
7. (59 years)  - 
7. Standard - 2 weeks

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Few students in each group.
22. Jul. 2013
8. (78 years)  - 
8. Standard - 1 week

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The place. The environment and especially Professor Alessandra.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
None for the school but bring special rubber shoes for the beach.
Other comments
The apartment was nice but my room was made for monks, not even a closet for my clothes.
20. May. 2013
9. (40 years)  - 
9. Conversation Course - 1 week

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- Well organized - small groups - free-time activities
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
- At least attend one of the activities
Other comments
- Price quite ambitious
11. May. 2013
10. (55 years)  -  Austria
10. Conversation Course - 2 weeks

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Small groups and social contacts.
12. Nov. 2012
11. (37 years)  - 
11. Standard - 1 week

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The lovely care, loads of social activities and last but not least the high quality lessons which were held by very friendly and motivated teachers.
8. Oct. 2012
12. (38 years)  -  Russian Federation
12. Standard - 2 weeks

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The location is perfect, downtown. Qualified teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Ask for accommodation upstairs. 196 steps every morning and every evening are not for everyone.
14. Sep. 2012
13. (64 years)  - 
13. Intensive - 1 week

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The teachers are all good ad with educational talents and the group of 3 people is perfect for learning.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
It's a very small school but serious
Other comments
I really liked the combination of the school in Tropea and staying at the convent of the Sacred Heart out of Tropea.
10. Jun. 2012
14. (25 years)  - 
14. Standard - 3 weeks

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The organisation, and the team was amazing
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Tropea is a cute city but if you want some activity, you should come in high season
Other comments
Highly recommended! But the average age of students is about 45.
3. Oct. 2011
15. (52 years)  - 
15. Standard - 1 week

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The good organization and the friendliness of all people working at the school, the clear pronunciation of my teacher, the quality of the lessons.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
currently none
27. Jul. 2010
16. (52 years)  - 
16. Standard - 2 weeks

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Shared Apartment - Low season
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The environment and teachers support.
Other comments
Many German-speaking Students.
26. Jul. 2010
17. (32 years)  - 
17. Standard - 1 week

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Shared Apartment - High season
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Friendliness of the staff, activities
22. Jun. 2010
18. (62 years)  - 
18. Standard - 2 weeks

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Antonio Simone and Daniela made all what was possible to get student's satisfaction
Other comments
A school recommended in all points.
18. May. 2010
19. (43 years)  -  Netherlands
19. Standard - 2 weeks

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The location.
13. Apr. 2010
20. (41 years)  - 
20. Standard - 1 week

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The warm, open and personal atmosphere.
4. Oct. 2009
21. (26 years)  -  Poland
21. Standard - 2 weeks

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lessons
1. Oct. 2009
22. (29 years)  -  Belgium
22. Conversation Course - 2 weeks

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Shared Flat - 28.06-29.08
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Cultural activities and friendly staff
8. Sep. 2009
23. (26 years)  -  Sweden
23. Intensive - 2 weeks

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Shared Flat - 28.06-29.08
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Small and charming school, good location.
23. Feb. 2009
24. (60 years)  - 
24. Standard - 1 week

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Positive aspects of school
The staffs hospitality (nothing was too much for them), the informal atmosphere, teachers' personal approach during the lessons, the fully supported excursions
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
I would recommend to stay in the schools apartments. Take part in the excursions! They are very interesting and accompanied by professional guides.
Other comments
For me, as a beginner, it was rather difficult to communicate all the time only in Italian (It is the schools' philosophy) But the staff will speak German as well as English if it is necessary. On the other hand, through this way and after just one week, I can understand and read much more Italian now then before!
13. Nov. 2008
25. Wolfgang (45 years)  - 
25. Standard - 2 weeks

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15. Oct. 2008
26. (62 years)  - 
26. Private Tuition - 2 weeks

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The teaching competence of the school was excellent.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
You should participate in the various activities organized by the school. (I did not, because I was accompanied by my -not language interested- wife.)
Other comments
I had organised an appartement by myself, therefore no evaluation of this subject.
17. Jun. 2008
27. (34 years)  -  United Kingdom
27. Standard - 2 weeks

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The people
5. Jun. 2008
28. (61 years)  - 
28. Standard - 2 weeks

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the communications
11. Oct. 2007
29. (31 years)  - 
29. Standard - 2 weeks

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very nice atmosphere and friendly staff and teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Try the restauraunt 'Hosteria Italiana' - amazing!
20. Sep. 2007
30. (45 years)  -  France
30. Intensive - 1 week

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Having a variety of teachers thereby enhancing the overall learning experience.
Other comments
A small and friendly school with competent and helpful staff. Made to feel welcome from the first day.
30. Aug. 2007
31. Jörg (45 years)  - 
31. Private Tuition - 1 week

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29. Aug. 2007
32. Bettina (20 years)  - 
32. Standard - 2 weeks

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very nice, personal people
25. Jul. 2007
33. Monika (43 years)  - 
33. Conversation Course - 1 week

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For Beginners (to learn the Italian Language)it`s very difficult, because in the University they are only speaking Italian Language.
1. Aug. 2006
34. (23 years)  - 
34. Standard - 4 weeks

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the athmosphere between teachers and students is very friendly, easy and familiar.
Other comments
The school is in the center of Tropea, very suitable for example to drink a coffee in your break!
23. Jun. 2006
35. (67 years)  - 
35. Standard - 2 weeks

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the engagement of the staff
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
the guided tour in Tropea, excursion to Capo Vaticano
25. Apr. 2006
36. (61 years)  -  Nsw
36. Intensive - 2 weeks

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Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Spring or Autumn are the best times to go
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I would happily return to the school for further classes
19. Dec. 2005
37.  - 
37. Standard - 4 weeks

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it`s a little school,the teacher are very friendly and funny and it was a good organisation of the classes
12. Aug. 2005
38. Anne (22 years)  -  Denmark
38. General

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22. Oct. 2004
39. Anonymous (23 years)  - 
39. General

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14. Aug. 2004
40. Anonymous (34 years)  -  Germany
40. General

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21. Jul. 2004
41. Silke (31 years)  -  Deutschland
41. One-to-One

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3. May. 2004
42. (25 years)  -  Japan
42. General

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the teachers are all friendly and kind
1. Nov. 2003
43. (45 years)  -  Germany
43. General

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The teachers were very involved.
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Transfer and excursions were kind of expensive! Organisation was first class, also friendliness of staff!
16. Sep. 2003
44. Marta (27 years)  -  España
44. Senior (50 plus)

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3. Jul. 2003
45. Heike (37 years)  -  Germany
45. Super Intensive (+35h)

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2. Jun. 2003
46. (34 years)  -  Deutschland/ Germany
46. General

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The place, the kindness of the teachers.
5. Aug. 2002
47. Katharina (28 years)  -  österreich
47. General

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