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    Hey guys,

    Let me tell you my story: I did the IB two years ago and had a good result, I thought of myself as a good student and that is why I decided I wanted to go to a good and prestigious University (also because of my parents and the pressure they put on me to be the best student). So that's when I decided to go to Bocconi University in Milan.

    Biggest mistake of my life. To start with, the teaching system at Bocconi is not a modern system. The teachers read their own powerpoint presentations and that's it. There's no homework, essays, group projects or anything like that. All you need to do is pass the midterms or the final exams, which are incredibly hard and you never really understand the criteria or how to pass the exam.

    I'm going through a rough time because I didn't get enough credits on my first year, so now I'm repeating first year, which is really frustrating. I would love to talk to someone that has had a similar experience because I'm feeling lost. I don't know if I should stay here or transfer to another Uni - but I'm scared because I don't want to start from the first year again!

    So, if anybody out there has some advice or knows anyone here in Milan that has similar experiences, please let me know, I'm desperate.


    By the way, that's typical Italian university level teaching. No homework (high school stuff) and grades are determined by the exams, which in a good university are supposed to be hard. However, I was told there are some group works, that generally in Italy are quite rare.

    And anyway, statistics say that there are very few students who end up graduating in more than 3 years at Bocconi...
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