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4.27 / 5 based on 378 reviews
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lachb
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Linz, Austria
Management Science, Graduate, Erasmus
HEC Montreal
3.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
As my specification was "International Managment" it was very interesting to attend the course "Culture, Organisation et Management", because students from North America, South America and Europe took this course, so we had the chance to discuss the subjects directly with people from other cultures
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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
more practical aspects in the courses
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Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
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Essays and/or projects throughout the course
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Guelnaz
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
HEC Montreal
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I was wrong informed by the Canadian Embassy concerning the Visa Requirements - I arrived with a delay. And I wished to know that the courses at HEC Montréal are not so easy as other students told me. A lot to do, but generally ok.
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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
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Don't think that the exchange semester at HEC Montréal is only party, and take it easy if some teachers are not so open-minded to understand the difference between a native speaker and an exchange student!
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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
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Don't miss the introduction week - it's more easy to find friends and to improve language skills; winter in Canada is really really cold, don't forget the warm clothing. If you if you are still not familiar with the language/life/courses... after some weeks, do not become scared - it takes time. Travel as much as you can, everything is so different to Europe. And become friends with students from other nationalities, it's so much better than spending time with the students from the home country.
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Lindsay
University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
HEC Montreal
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Spent more on nightlife because I went out more! (Alcohol is more expensive) Spent more on travel because I travelled more than I usually would, though it is definitely worth it! Housing is very very cheap, almost half my rent in the UK.
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Nightlife, Food, Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
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
Sometimes it is cheaper to eat out than do grocery shopping. Forget buying a mobile, you will never use it and they are expensive. NOt many students out there have them.
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Pascal
KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux, France
Financial Management, Graduate, University Agreement
HEC Montreal
3.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: French
Was learning French a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Quebec is a bilingual country : in Montreal, everybody speaks (quite) perfectly French and English. Unfortunately, the two communities live quite separated one from each other : quite a pity. Anyway, you can speak English or French, depending on the place you go, and it's great ... In the Unviersity of Montreal, French speaking required (all courses in French). English courses are in McGill Univ. or Concordia.
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Tariq Mahmood
NED University, Karachi, Pakistan
Management Science, Graduate, Independent
HEC Montreal
3.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
It was a very nice experience to live some distance away from the university. Because after all the day's hard work one had to pass through shopping centres and plazas which had a soothing and relaxing effect. This was specially important during winters when everything is covered with snow, staying at a some distance from the university can also avoid boredom.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
There were no housing facilities offered by the university for the international students
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Jessica
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
HEC Montreal
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Great nightspots include Cafe Campus on Tuesdays and Balroom on Thursdays. You'll find this is the place that HEC Students go to on these nights. A great brunch spot is L'avenue - going there is a must!
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