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HEC Paris

440 reviews
3.93 / 5 based on 440 reviews
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mariacrespo
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, CEMS
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
We talked both engligh and french with international students, but always french with local students.
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mariacrespo
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, CEMS
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
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Overall, Nightlife, Telephone, Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as 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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mariacrespo
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, CEMS
Academic
Course recommendations
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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
none
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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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mariacrespo
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, CEMS
Overall
I wish I had known...
If you can, bring your car with you
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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
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
It is good university to study, the campus live is great, and the university has a great reputation in France
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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
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
We traveled a lot, as France is in the middle of Europe. It was great to visit Chateaux de la Loire, Luxemburg, Netherlands.
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mariacrespo
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, CEMS
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Nightlife, Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Parties organized by the university
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mariacrespo
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, CEMS
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
It was more convenient, as the university is far from Paris.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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