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Concordia University

126 reviews
4.25 / 5 based on 126 reviews
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berthelot c
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife, Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
cafe campus, le diable vert, sain,t sulpice, saint Elizabeth,
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berthelot c
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
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 c
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Academic
Course recommendations
be carefull not to take first year courses which will be far too easy for u
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
no
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
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berthelot c
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Languages
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
it has been just perfect since my langage is french I could speak it and at uni I just spoke english, as well as with most of the international students
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berthelot c
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
not really, I was expecting the temperatures to be very low
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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
2
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
I personally think that the level isn t that high (ULB doesn t give good grades easily). It s better to be on concordia'sb campus rather than loyola
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
this experience has been terrific!I advice you to live on the plateau, to buy a bicycle ( in le village des valeurs at pie IX metro station you can get some for 20 dollars and spare the money of the metro tickets)and...to apply the carpe diem!
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berthelot c
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
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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Food, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Overall, Travel:
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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