Reviews of Piccola Universita Italiana, Tropea, Italy

Total No. of Reviews: 41
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

Average Rating

Overall rating
Piccola Universita Italiana, Tropea, Italy
4.4/5.0 
(41 reviews)
City 4.6/5.0 
Organisation 4.5/5.0 
Facilities 3.9/5.0 
Social activities 4.2/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 4.2/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 4.2/5.0 
Other 4.1/5.0 
Individual Reviews
26. Aug. 2013
1. (59 years)  - 
1. Standard - 2 weeks

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Shared Apartment - Summer
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Few students in each group.
22. Jul. 2013
2. (78 years)  - 
2. 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
3. (40 years)  - 
3. Conversation Course - 1 week

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- Well organized - small groups - free-time activities
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- At least attend one of the activities
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- Price quite ambitious
11. May. 2013
4. (55 years)  -  Austria
4. Conversation Course - 2 weeks

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Small groups and social contacts.
12. Nov. 2012
5. (37 years)  - 
5. 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
6. (38 years)  -  Russian Federation
6. 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
7. (64 years)  - 
7. 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.
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It's a very small school but serious
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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
8. (25 years)  - 
8. Standard - 3 weeks

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Studio flat - Winter
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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
9. (52 years)  - 
9. 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
10. (52 years)  - 
10. Standard - 2 weeks

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Shared Apartment - Winter
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The environment and teachers support.
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Many German-speaking Students.
26. Jul. 2010
11. (32 years)  - 
11. Standard - 1 week

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Shared Apartment - Summer
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Friendliness of the staff, activities
22. Jun. 2010
12. (62 years)  - 
12. Standard - 2 weeks

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Antonio Simone and Daniela made all what was possible to get student's satisfaction
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A school recommended in all points.
18. May. 2010
13. (43 years)  -  Netherlands
13. Standard - 2 weeks

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The location.
13. Apr. 2010
14. (41 years)  - 
14. Standard - 1 week

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The warm, open and personal atmosphere.
4. Oct. 2009
15. (26 years)  -  Poland
15. Standard - 2 weeks

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lessons
1. Oct. 2009
16. (29 years)  -  Belgium
16. 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
17. (26 years)  -  Sweden
17. 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
18. (60 years)  - 
18. 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
19. Wolfgang (45 years)  - 
19. Standard - 2 weeks

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15. Oct. 2008
20. (62 years)  - 
20. 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
21. (34 years)  -  United Kingdom
21. Standard - 2 weeks

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5. Jun. 2008
22. (61 years)  - 
22. Standard - 2 weeks

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the communications
11. Oct. 2007
23. (31 years)  - 
23. 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
24. (45 years)  -  France
24. Intensive - 1 week

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

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

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very nice, personal people
25. Jul. 2007
27. Monika (43 years)  - 
27. 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
28. (23 years)  - 
28. Standard - 4 weeks

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the athmosphere between teachers and students is very friendly, easy and familiar.
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The school is in the center of Tropea, very suitable for example to drink a coffee in your break!
23. Jun. 2006
29. (67 years)  - 
29. 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
30. (61 years)  -  Nsw
30. Intensive - 2 weeks

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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
31.  - 
31. 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
32. Anne (22 years)  -  Denmark
32. General

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

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

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

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3. May. 2004
36. (25 years)  -  Japan
36. General

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the teachers are all friendly and kind
1. Nov. 2003
37. (45 years)  -  Germany
37. 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
38. Marta (27 years)  -  España
38. Senior (50 plus)

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

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2. Jun. 2003
40. (34 years)  -  Deutschland/ Germany
40. General

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

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