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Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci

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3.66 / 5 based on 14 reviews
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Sarah
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci
5.0/5
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: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
great improvement, not least in confidence
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Sarah
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
because Ireland and Edinburgh are SO expensive!! food in particular is better and cheaper in Belgium
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Telephone, Nightlife, Travel, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, 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
not really, watch out for an appartment with a washing machine, the lavelinge every week costs alot.
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Sarah
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci
2.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
dont expect the teachers to pay too much attention to erasmus!
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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 french language classes and obligatory exams
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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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Sarah
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
that we had to sit a test before being allowed to enter interpreting classes
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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
4
Costs
4
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
provide more french language teaching to the erasumus, and perhaps introduce a mentor scheme where Marie-Haps students get to know at least ONE erasmus (we do this at our uni. here in scotland)
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
dont bring too much extra stuff, ryanair in particular are sticky about overweight baggage!
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Sarah
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside 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
La porte noire - beyond a doubt the best pub in Bxls!!
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Sarah
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
independence,opportunity to meet more people from that country - other students are usually your flatmates!
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Marie-Haps international office did provide me with a list of houses (kots!) to look at, in the end I did choose one of them - but I checked out others from the newspapers too.
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