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Hj15C
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
ESC Lille
3.8/5
Languages
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Generally pleased with my progress, still have some difficulties understanding certain words/ phrases in a social environment.
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Hj15C
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
ESC Lille
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Changes in costs of these things rather than changes in lifestyle
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Telephone, Overall, Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Food:
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 government agency CAF refunds one third of all rent paid, buy beer in the supermarket instead of in Bars
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Hj15C
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
ESC Lille
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Keep in mind that doing anything other than basic level financial courses is not possible as the financial systems used in France are not the same as studied at home.
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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
Timing of essays/projects during the course - often set at the end, problems with work overload.
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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
Overall
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Hj15C
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
ESC Lille
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not really
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Go there, and get involved in the school in some way, make an effort to make friends with french people
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
get yourself a french boyfriend/girlfriend - it gives an immediate social group to integrate in!
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Hj15C
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
ESC Lille
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
'Open Bar' trips to Belgium - pay 10 euros, get transport to/from the club, entry and all drinks included for the night, organised by the school.
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Hj15C
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
ESC Lille
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: A privately owned residence
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I prefer living with people compared to own my own
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Pretty good, the residence had communal areas which enabled me to meet other people in a similar situation to mine. Sharing a kitchen between 20 other people was sometimes annoying but in general, a good experience.
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