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Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees (ENPC)

48 reviews
3.81 / 5 based on 48 reviews
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skorppit
Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland
Management Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees
2.5/5
Languages
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:
My level after:
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Easy to learn French to the level where you are able to follow the courses and handle every day life, but it takes very long to be able to take with the local students without problems, because of the slang and the fast speaking rythm.
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skorppit
Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland
Management Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Paris is a very expensive city and the prices are generally higher than in most of Europe.
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Housing, Nightlife, Telephone, Food, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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skorppit
Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland
Management Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Some good MBA courses to which normal students can participate.
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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
The Grand Ecole should take the exams more seriously and renew some basic courses which are compulsory to the local students
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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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skorppit
Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland
Management Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees
3.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That it takes quite a lot of effort to learn a new language. I learnt from zero Spanish when I was seven in Spain and it was much easier.
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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
2
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Prepare your french skills as much as possible before going.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
Paris is a good place to spent an exchange year, the grand ecoles have good courses, there's a lot to see in Paris and you have the possibility to meet people from many different back rounds.
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skorppit
Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland
Management Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
none
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skorppit
Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland
Management Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Two minutes from the university, almost brand new facilities and easy train connection to Paris
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Two types of rooms, individual, or double rooms with own WC kitchen, and free Ethernet-Internet connection.
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