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Hi guys - wondering if anyone has any experience with doing an exchange during law school. I am looking to do an exchange while at Windsor to one of two schools: University of Udine (Italy) or University of Lucerne (Switzerland). I would rather go to Italy but it requires "good" language skills and i'm only conversational right now. Do people usually go in 3L? Wondering if people can give insight. 

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14 hours ago, Luckycharm said:

Why do you want to do that?

For the experience...

I am an Italian citizen and would love the opportunity to live there for a bit. Be it a semester or a year. 

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I think you should contact those two schools and ask how it works. 

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45 minutes ago, Hegdis said:

I think you should contact those two schools and ask how it works. 

Well these are partner schools of Windsor and both offer law exchange opportunities. The site explains how it works, but i was hoping to get a student perspective on it. 

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If you're still interested in more information about exchange, let me know! I went on exchange in 3L (you can't go before then) and would highly recommend it.

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I don't have any specific feed back for you, but everyone I know that went on exchange (i) had a blast, (ii) partied and traveled lots, (iii) found it extremely expensive (like, a material amount of debt more), and (iv) learned a bit about law via attending classes now and again, but really just showed up for exams and got passing grades.

So, if you can attend the Italian school and take your courses and/or exams in English, and you don't mind spending the extra money, then I would just go for it; you may never have this change again, ever. Literally. Never. 

If you have to write exams/take courses in Italian, and your skills aren't up to par, I wouldn't do it; it's probably just setting you up for failure. If the Italian university fails you, are you able to graduate on time? (I've never heard of an exchange student failing, but I suppose it's possible.)

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