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laurapownall
The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
IAE Aix Marseille Graduate School of Management
3.8/5
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
I spoke a lot of French but found that being in the south of the country there were a large number of tourists and therefore many people just spoke in English to us
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laurapownall
The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
IAE Aix Marseille Graduate School of Management
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The south of France is expensive when you don't have a regular part time job like i had in England
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Overall, Food, Housing, Telephone, Nightlife:
was more expensive than 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
none
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laurapownall
The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
IAE Aix Marseille Graduate School of Management
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Choose the ERASMUS courses
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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 interaction with teachers, our tutor had 1 office hour a week and that was when we were in class anyway. Classrooms were too small students often got turned away from Language class. More explanations would have been helpful as the ERASMUS students were at different levels.
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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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laurapownall
The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
IAE Aix Marseille Graduate School of Management
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
How difficult it would be to find accomodation
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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
3
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Arrive a few days before to suss out the university, it is huge!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
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
Get a bus pass from the tourist board it saves money!
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laurapownall
The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
IAE Aix Marseille Graduate School of Management
3.8/5
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 outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The Red Clover ans the other Irish bar
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laurapownall
The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
IAE Aix Marseille Graduate School of Management
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I previously lived in a 1 room studio in an aparthotel. If i was to do this again i would find somewhere bigger and more central with more space and privacy
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
There was no assistance for ERASMUS students to find housing so my only option after day of searching for a house was to live in a 1 room apartment.I would have expected the university to offer more care and assistance
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