Mari Eccles is studying French and Italian at the University of Warwick and spent her year abroad as an Erasmus student at l'Università di Torino in Turin. She says "I liked the fact that I could study a real range of subjects but as there were so many students in each lecture, it was a lot harder to participate. For this reason, although studying helped with Italian comprehension, it wasn't so good for my spoken Italian, and so to improve that I would definitely recommend taking up an evening class or doing some volunteering to practise speaking." Here she passes on her top tips for student survival in Turin.
Less touristy than similar-sized Italian cities, the dynamic metropolis of Turin can found be to the north of Italy right at foot of the Alps. With its astounding Baroque buildings, wide promenades and museums, some Italians say that Turin is more like a French city than an Italian one.