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114 reviews
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Natasha
University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
International Relations, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Concordia University
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That it is a good idea to get a study permit, just on the off chance work on campus becomes available.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
The whole experience was fantastic, some of the teaching methods were not as good as I expected however.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Expect the unexpected, get involved in as many school activites as possible and be sure to take enough money to travel as opportunities always arise.
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Natasha
University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
International Relations, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Concordia University
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Most people speak English in Quebec, however there are a suprisingly large number of people who don't. The French language in Quebec is hard at first to understand for anybody who is taught from traditional French langauge courses.
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Karin
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Accountancy, Undergraduate, I recently moved to Greece and resided in Canada throughout
Concordia University
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Being a native Canadian, I speak fluent English and French. After attending the University, I was able to further enhance my English language and communication skills given the high quality education I was provided and the various communicative methods, i.e. essays and presentations, that I practised throughout my degree.
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Carlos
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Language, Undergraduate, Independent
Concordia University
3.8/5
Expenses
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.
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Food, Housing, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from 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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berthelot
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Concordia University
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
because the campus of Loyola was far from the city center and because for a full experience u need to be outside uni
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I didn t see them, I just know that they were far from the city but cheep
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berthelot
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Concordia University
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
the local phone calls were free, the food is quite expensive, the taxes are horrible!
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Nightlife, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Overall, Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
the health insurance was compulsory even if I was covered by a belgian insurance company, the taxes.
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