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HEC Paris

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3.93 / 5 based on 440 reviews
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SALAWOU M
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Economics, Graduate, University Agreement
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
I coped pretty well with the language. By interacting with the local students, I managed to improve the slang. I was quiet happy in that sens.
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SALAWOU M
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Economics, Graduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Overall leaving cost is lower in France than in Denmark. Also, being on campus has reduced the leaving cost during my stay.
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Nightlife, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Overall, Housing, Telephone, 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
As cost-saving tips, only one simple advice: stay on campus as much as it is possible. You will save a lot on food, drinks, telephone bills. A cheaper supermaket is just 500m from the campus, do your shopping in Attac.
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SALAWOU M
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Economics, Graduate, University Agreement
Academic
Course recommendations
Courses in Management International are very good with good professors.
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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
Exhange students should have opportunities to suit their home universities academic background. HEC should be more flexible with exchange 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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SALAWOU M
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Economics, Graduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
The difficulties in choosing subjects and credits transfer. The rest was quite clear to me vbefore leaving Copenhagen
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
HEC is one of the leading business school in Europe. The academical life is good and very french oriented. For international students at Graduate level, I will recommand to follow the major Management International. A trully international class with good professors. The rest, you will enjoy it.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
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
4
Final comments
Befor leaving home, make sure of the problem in tranferring your credits afeter your term at HEC. Brush-up your french. Take all your personal papers with you for admnistrative purposes.
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SALAWOU M
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Economics, Graduate, University Agreement
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Travel, Activities, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
All night activities take place on campus. Not to missed is tursday evenning. It's crazy yet students try to make it in class on friday. Le Zinc, la K-fête are the main students meeting points for a coffee and a beer.
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SALAWOU M
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Economics, Graduate, University Agreement
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Because of the facilities and the campus environment
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Accomodation was good on campus with many facilities indoors and outdoors. rooms withs internet access, telephone, bathrooms and so on. Classrooms are two feet from the residential halls all on a very green campus area.
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