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University of Rennes II
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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)
Be sure to explore Brittany and Normandy (the beach is also pretty close by). I think it's real important to get to know your surroundings and the area in which you live. Don't forget to bring a raincoat and umbrella as it rains a lot in Rennes! And be ready to taste some seafood - the area is known for its fresh fish! Read Review
clarksok, United States

Université de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II) review by clarksok

Review by clarksok, Union College, Schenectady, NY, United States
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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: With a family
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why? I had such a great time with my host family, that I've actually asked to stay with them for the second semester. They offer so much love and excitement. Plus, you're really forced to speak french all of the time and be apart of the culture.
Personal comments:
Staying with a host family has been a great experience and I would suggest anyone studying abroad to do the same. It's the best opportunity to get involved, learn about the culture, and improve speaking capabilities.
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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
Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
none
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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:
I loved the architecture class I took pertaining to the build and stucture of Rennes!



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: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Being mixed in with a lot of international students, french was the only language that we could use to cross communicate. So pretty much everyone was forced to speak french at the university. I personally loved meeting so many different people who have come from around the world to study the french language. Not only did I learn a lot from my french classes, but I also learned quite a lot from these other students. The classes I took did help to improve my vocabulary and language skills. The professors were all willing to help and encouraged our continuation into the french studies.
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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 didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
I think I just wasn't used to paying for everything on my own. When at home or at the university in the states, everything was already paid for.
Food, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
Make sure to try and take advatange of any student discounts (if you're a student of course!). Travel by train can be a lot cheaper if you buy a student travel membership in France.
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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...
Nope! I was familiar with traveling abroad and knew mostly what to expect.
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:
I loved the program and the people that I met! It was a very cultural experience and I think the professors tried hard to accommodate for all the different nationalities.



FINAL COMMENTS

Be sure to explore Brittany and Normandy (the beach is also pretty close by). I think it's real important to get to know your surroundings and the area in which you live. Don't forget to bring a raincoat and umbrella as it rains a lot in Rennes! And be ready to taste some seafood - the area is known for its fresh fish!
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