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Concordia University

Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., West Hall Building, 6th floor, room 653, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8, Canada
4.15 / 5 based on 114 reviews.

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89% of students recommend
114 reviews
Housing
4.3/5
All experiences (114)
Student life
4.5/5
5 stars (42)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (60)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (12)
Expenses
3.7/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
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Concordia University review by Carlos

Review by Carlos, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Language, Independent
HOUSING    
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? It´s cheaper and you have more freedom to do anything.
Personal comments:
The rent was a little bit high. Landlords don´t respect international students and tend to over charge them with a deposit.
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STUDENT LIFE    
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
you can´t miss Wednesdays nights at cheers. Nightlife is awsome, there are too many night clubs in Montreal and people love to party. Don´t miss the hockey games.
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ACADEMIC       4.5 / 5
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Pretty accesible and the international students atmosphere rules. Locals are hard at first, but they soften up at the end.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
none

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Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
They speak french mostly and english as a second language, so not all the people speak english or like to.
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EXPENSES    
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
housing is more expensive, and nightlife (drinks) tend to get a bit expensive also.
Food, Travel, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Look around for the best apartment. Downtown´s rents can be expensive, but go a little north or east to St. Laurent.
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OVERALL    
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
Learnt french. it is very important. At least the basic phrases.
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
let loose from the beggining.



FINAL COMMENTS

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