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sydneysider
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
European Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
ESSCA
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
There is no on-campus accommodation at ESSCA. The best you can opt for is the apartment in the centre of town. If you can afford it then the apartment in town is a much better option than the student residences in rue Léon Pavot (even though they are much cheaper) since the residences are a fair walk away from the town centre and are not close enough to shops and nightlife, and also have too many rules and restrictions about what you can and can't do. If possible get ESSCA to arrange an apartment as close to Place du Railliement as possible (the 'heart' of Angers). Anywhere within the centre of town is fine: this is an area bounded by the river, Bde Charles de Gaulle, Bde Foch and Bde Mitterand. You could alternatively take an apartment just across the river from the centre of town, in the quarter known as La Doutre. The international student life revolves around the centre of town and, to a lesser extent, around ESSCA's campus which is 6km west of the town centre (in the peripheral suburbs of Angers). It is almost mandatory to live around the centre of town, or face isolation from the student life.
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The accommodation through ESSCA was still going through teething issues in 2002, still learning how best to manage it. They had never before accepted so many international exchange students into ESSCA in one go. ESSCA manages apartments and liaises with all the landlords on the students' behalf. The cost of 305 euros (plus 45 for utilities) seemed okay value for some apartments, but poor value for others. Possibly this was because the apartments were very different, and the different rents 'averaged' by ESSCA for ease of admin. The type of apartment you get is pretty much down to luck. Some people were extremely lucky (those in the pedestrian zones of the centre of town). Others found themselves on dark streets on the edge of the main part of town, or in dirty and/or poorly maintained buildings. ESSCA will help in cases of problems with the apartment (plumbing, heating, electrical, etc) but the response times could be slow (depending on what's wrong). Getting accommodation in Angers without the help of the school can be fraught with hassles, it's hard work if your French isn't good. The local students have a hard time finding decent accomodation so, as an exchange student, it's best to let ESSCA help you.
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anonymous
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
ESSCA
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
The university is not in the town centre, so it is much handier to live in a flat in the town centre, where all the shops and nighlife are.
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ESSCA can help you find an appartment in the centre or on campus, which is what the vast majority of international students opt for. If you choose this option, you will find yourself living close by to other international students.
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Birgit
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
ESSCA
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why?
This is the best way to practice the French language, as the students who live in apartments always live together with other exchange students
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Usually the housing is organised by ESSCA. Students can choose the gender and the number of their roommates. All the apartments are situated in the city center and are therefore perfectly located.
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Teresa
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
ESSCA
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I liked living in the apartment.
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Host university arranges for the accomodation. My apartment was quite good, but others did not get such a nice apartment. It is definitely a matter of luck which apartment you get.
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vilmuke
Universitetas Vilniaus, Vilnius, Lithuania
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
ESSCA
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I like to live independently
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Accomodation i choose according recomendations of university, it was my choice, it was not far away from my university and the center. I was pritty satisfied.
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Nicola
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
ESSCA
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
you have the possibility to get to know a lot of other students
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I shared an appartment with another Austrian student- in my opinion it was a little bit too expensive and too small
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