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Université de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)

Université de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II), Bâtiment La Présidence - niveau 4, 6, avenue Gaston Berge, 35043 Rennes, France
4.07 / 5 based on 84 reviews.

Programmes
Accreditations
81% of students recommend
84 reviews
Housing
3.9/5
All experiences (84)
Student life
4.3/5
5 stars (24)
Academic
3.9/5
4 stars (54)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (6)
Expenses
3.8/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
Don't forget to study! Be sure to take sleeping gear when you travel so you can camp and save money. Take advantage of the weekends and go up to the coast or over to Paris and really enjoy your time! Read Review
ericfschmidt, United States

1 3-star review of Université de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)

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Review by Eric, University of Wyoming, Laramie, United States
Language, ISEP
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: Off campus, university housing.
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why? I lived in France in High school with a family and enjoyed it very much. I prefere to live the culture when I am in a foreign country.
Personal comments:
It was overall pretty good except as noted above there was not a lot of space.
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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 interact with the local community without much university involvement
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
There are some good Irish pubs that a lot of the English speaking community would go to to meet eachother.
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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:
Watch out for the European Sociology and government class, only about 15% of the students in my class passed it, all of whome were from Europe.



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:
It may be difficult or impossible but integrating the foriegn and the int'l students a little more.

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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?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
As there was not much interaction with the local students and I was living a lone I didn't learn a lot of new "French" French, what I learned was mostly academic.
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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:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
I was much more active, always doing something. At home it was study, study, study.
Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
Don't eat at Crepe restaurants all the time.
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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...
Not to take European government.
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:
Good if you find a french roommate or family.



FINAL COMMENTS

Don't forget to study! Be sure to take sleeping gear when you travel so you can camp and save money. Take advantage of the weekends and go up to the coast or over to Paris and really enjoy your time!
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