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Reviews of Piccola Universita Italiana, Tropea, Italy

Total number of reviews: 53
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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Based on 53 reviews of former students of Piccola Universita Italiana
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Piccola Universita Italiana, Tropea, Italy
4.5/5.0 
City 4.6/5.0 
Organisation 4.5/5.0 
Facilities 4.0/5.0 
Social activities 4.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.5/5.0 
Value for money 4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay 4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.3/5.0 
other 4.3/5.0 

Individual Reviews

Piccola Universita Italiana
16. Apr. 2018
1.  (65 years) - Australia
101. Course:  Standard - 1 week

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3. Dec. 2017
2.  (44 years) - 
102. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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3. Dec. 2017
3.  (65 years) - 
103. Course:  Standard Course B - 2 weeks

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6. Nov. 2017
4.  (61 years) - 
104. Course:  Standardkurs - 2 weeks

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24. Aug. 2017
5. Elisabeth (62 years) - Germany
105. Course:  Standard - 1 week

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24. Jul. 2017
6.  (37 years) - United Kingdom
106. Course:  Standard - 3 weeks

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Shared apartment - Season III
23. Aug. 2016
7.  (27 years) - Russian Federation
107. Course:  Standard Italian + Windsurf - 1 week

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Shared Apartment - Season IV
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teachers, materials, lesson organization
4. Aug. 2016
8.  (48 years) - 
108. Course:  Intensive (20 group + 6 individual) - 2 weeks

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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.
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I've been very pleased by the welcoming of management and teaching staff.
6. Jun. 2016
9.  (65 years) - Sweden
109. Course:  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
10.  (79 years) - Norway
110. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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The people, the staff.
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Be aware of the large distances, if you move beyond Tropea city.
29. Jun. 2015
11.  (38 years) - 
111. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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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
12.  (63 years) - 
112. Course:  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
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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
13.  (59 years) - 
113. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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Shared Apartment - Season IV
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Few students in each group.
22. Jul. 2013
14.  (78 years) - 
114. Course:  Standard - 1 week

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Shared Apartment - Season IV
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The place. The environment and especially Professor Alessandra.
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None for the school but bring special rubber shoes for the beach.
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The apartment was nice but my room was made for monks, not even a closet for my clothes.
20. May. 2013
15.  (40 years) - 
115. Course:  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
16.  (55 years) - Austria
116. Course:  Conversation Course - 2 weeks

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Small groups and social contacts.
12. Nov. 2012
17.  (37 years) - 
117. Course:  Standard - 1 week

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Shared Apartment - Season I
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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
18.  (38 years) - Russian Federation
118. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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Shared Apartment - Season I
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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
19.  (64 years) - 
119. Course:  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
20.  (25 years) - 
120. Course:  Standard - 3 weeks

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The organisation, and the team was amazing
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Tropea is a cute city but if you want some activity, you should come in high season
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Highly recommended! But the average age of students is about 45.
3. Oct. 2011
21.  (52 years) - 
121. Course:  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.
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currently none
27. Jul. 2010
22.  (52 years) - 
122. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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Shared Apartment - Season I
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The environment and teachers support.
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Many German-speaking Students.
26. Jul. 2010
23.  (32 years) - 
123. Course:  Standard - 1 week

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Shared Apartment - Season IV
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Friendliness of the staff, activities
22. Jun. 2010
24.  (62 years) - 
124. Course:  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
25.  (43 years) - Netherlands
125. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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The location.
13. Apr. 2010
26.  (41 years) - 
126. Course:  Standard - 1 week

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The warm, open and personal atmosphere.
4. Oct. 2009
27.  (26 years) - Poland
127. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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lessons
1. Oct. 2009
28.  (29 years) - Belgium
128. Course:  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
29.  (26 years) - Sweden
129. Course:  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
30.  (60 years) - 
130. Course:  Standard - 1 week

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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
31. Wolfgang (45 years) - 
131. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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15. Oct. 2008
32.  (62 years) - 
132. Course:  Private Tuition - 2 weeks

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The teaching competence of the school was excellent.
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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
33.  (34 years) - United Kingdom
133. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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5. Jun. 2008
34.  (61 years) - 
134. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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the communications
11. Oct. 2007
35.  (31 years) - 
135. Course:  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
36.  (45 years) - France
136. Course:  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
37. Jörg (45 years) - 
137. Course:  Private Tuition - 1 week

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29. Aug. 2007
38. Bettina (20 years) - 
138. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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very nice, personal people
25. Jul. 2007
39. Monika (43 years) - 
139. Course:  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
40.  (23 years) - 
140. Course:  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
41.  (67 years) - 
141. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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the engagement of the staff
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the guided tour in Tropea, excursion to Capo Vaticano
25. Apr. 2006
42.  (61 years) - Nsw
142. Course:  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
43.   - 
143. Course:  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
44. Anne (22 years) - Denmark
144. Course:  General Course

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22. Oct. 2004
45. Anonymous (23 years) - 
145. Course:  General Course

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14. Aug. 2004
46. Anonymous (34 years) - Germany
146. Course:  General Course

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21. Jul. 2004
47. Silke (31 years) - Deutschland
147. Course:  One-to-One

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3. May. 2004
48.  (25 years) - Japan
148. Course:  General Course

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the teachers are all friendly and kind
1. Nov. 2003
49.  (45 years) - Germany
149. Course:  General Course

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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
50. Marta (27 years) - España
150. Course:  Senior (50 plus)

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3. Jul. 2003
51. Heike (37 years) - Germany
151. Course:  Super Intensive (+35h)

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2. Jun. 2003
52.  (34 years) - Deutschland/ Germany
152. Course:  General Course

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The place, the kindness of the teachers.
5. Aug. 2002
53. Katharina (28 years) - österreich
153. Course:  General Course

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