Published on 10 Jul 2008 by Alison
If you wanted to duck out to the leaning tower of Pisa during lunch hour, or live not far from some beautiful Italian coastline, you could consider studying at the University of Pisa. It’s famous for jurisprudence, but is also well-renowned for engineering and medicine.
Despite a provincial feel to the city at times, and stories of hystrionic professors at exams (we didn’t ask for details), our source says the city costs slightly less than other Italian cities, and it’s close to Florence and Siena without paying the rent of those destinations. In addition, if you’re wanting a little sun-soaked Tuscan countryside, you’re only a step away from San Gimignano and other towns of the area.
While after only a few nights out on the town, it’s possible you’ll know everyone already as it’s not a big smoke here. But, better the devil you know, right…? For foreign students, oral exams are said to be a cinch with some preferential treatment (we’re not sure why but our source reckons that the way it should be). Go the university’s website for more information, which you will find in English.
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