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Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille 3

Université Charles de Gaulle Lille 3, Service des Relations Internationales, B.P. 149, 59653 Villeneuve d'ascq, France
3.83 / 5 based on 72 reviews.

Programmes
Accreditations
78% of students recommend
72 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (72)
Student life
3.8/5
5 stars (12)
Academic
3.5/5
4 stars (36)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (18)
Expenses
3.6/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
Ok uni. Rubbish accommodation. Unfriendly people everywhere - but what else can you expect - you're foreign! Read Review
vikstar, United Kingdom

1 2-star review of Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille 3

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Review by vikstar, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom
Language, Erasmus
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: university residence - off campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Personal comments:
The price of the uni accommodation is excellent, but there are no toilet seats and the showers are usually filthy.
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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: Student life dominates the city
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Cafe oz - to escape the French!
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ACADEMIC    
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:
Make sure you know what you want to do before you get there - it took most of us three weeks to sort out our timetables.



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: French
Was learning French a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your French?
My level before:
My level after:
Personal comments:
Cannot comment as I have not yet finished the course
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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:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
Travel, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Overall: was the same price as at home.
Food, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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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...
I was warned before I went there, although I didn't expect there to be so much hatred towards us Brits.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



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:
Only go if you are used to working hard to get what you want!



FINAL COMMENTS

Ok uni. Rubbish accommodation. Unfriendly people everywhere - but what else can you expect - you're foreign!
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