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3.83 / 5 based on 241 reviews
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anonymous
University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Graduate, University Agreement
Grenoble EM
2.5/5
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 French a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I was not very fluent but if I needed to ask for something in French I could do it.
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anonymous
University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Graduate, University Agreement
Grenoble EM
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
I had to use a cell phone a lot and I had to buy minutes for it, which tended to be expensive.
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Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Nightlife, Overall, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Travel:
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
How long it took to get a foreign check cleared.
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anonymous
University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Graduate, University Agreement
Grenoble EM
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
The courses should be more detailed in coverage.
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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
I am not a big fan of the four hour class. i prefer shorter classes and more homewrok rather than, long classes and no homework.
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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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anonymous
University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Graduate, University Agreement
Grenoble EM
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I think every one should do an exchange to see how other cultures behave.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
It is not so much the school that I was looking forward to, it had more to do with experiencing a culture in which i did not speak the language
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
If possible stay in Hostels; they are much cheaper.
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anonymous
University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Graduate, University Agreement
Grenoble EM
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
I always liked having a drink at the Palais de la Beire at Victor Hugo Place. It was very pretty with the buildings and the alps in the background.
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anonymous
University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Graduate, University Agreement
Grenoble EM
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: With a family
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why?
My hostess took very good care of me and she also helped me with my french.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
the only problem I had with the university is that they would not help students if they were just there for one semester. It is not a good feeling not knowing where you are going to stay until you get there.
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