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IESEG School of Management
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IESEG

IESEG, 3 rue de la Digue, 59800 Lille, France
4.03 / 5 based on 48 reviews.
Description:
IÉSEG is a private institution founded in 1964 a member of the Catholic University of Lille and authorised by the French Ministry of Higher Education & Research to deliver academic qualifications.
The city of Lille is at the strategic cross-roads of Northern Europe with 6 European capitals within a 250 kilometre radius. The high speed train link puts Paris at 55 minutes, London at 2 hours and Brussels at 40 minutes from the traditional capital of Flanders. The University itself is situated in the "quartier Vauban" about twenty minutes walk from the Grande Place.
The school has approximately 550 full time students and about 25 international students, taught by 20 full time facu... Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
90% of students recommend
48 reviews
Housing
3.9/5
All experiences (48)
Student life
4.2/5
5 stars (6)
Academic
4.4/5
4 stars (36)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (6)
Expenses
3.6/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.1/5
1 star (0)
Lille is a great student city in itself but even better is its central location that allows to pick up and travel very easily, with easy access to Paris and Brussels airports. Read Review
cmg05, Canada

48 reviews of IESEG

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HOUSING    
by Claudia, York University, Toronto, Canada
Business Studies, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Off campus residence
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Off campus residence
Why? Despite its faults, the residences managed by the Association d'Entraide Universitaire have a great atmosphere and are a fantastic way to get to know people from all over.
Personal comments:
Like all universities in the area, IESEG is too small to have on-campus housing. If you want to live with other students in a res setting, the AEU is your best bet. Apply early.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Emily, ,
Business Studies, Masters of International Business program
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Iéseg has a student run organization that organizes events for foreign students. The nice thing about this organization is that both french and foreign students participate in all the activities. It provides an excellent opportunity to meet people from many different cultures.
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ACADEMIC    
by clari, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Business Studies, University Agreement
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
The International Management Program (IMP) courses are taught in English and some of them are interesting, but be forewarned that although they only last a week, each class is up to 4 hours a day. And the workload is pretty heavy. For example, you may have homework everyday, and a presentation and final exam at the end of the week. One of my favourite classes, taught in French, was a 3 day seminar called Management d'équipe, which was pretty much a team-building class and it really gives you the chance to interact with everyone in the class.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
I didn't like how the course schedules were constantly changing. A class could be cancelled a day before with very little notice. You always have to be checking the boards to see if your class is still going to happen, and where and when it will take place.

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by clari, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Business Studies, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
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: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
I spoke French before, but I was rusty and I chose to study in France to brush up on my French. But I hung out with many international students, so I didn't get to practice my French as much as I'd liked. I did learn a bit of French slang, and my conversational French improved. I would recommend taking more courses taught in French because I found them very helpful by forcing me to use and practice my French.
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EXPENSES    
by clari, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Business Studies, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
I took many trips and spent a lot in travel. I also went out more in France than I did when I was at home. But I did save money by cooking for myself rather than eating out at cafeterias and restaurants. But I found that everyday shopping (groceries, clothes, music, etc.) was generally more expensive in France than in Canada.
Travel, Housing, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
If you study in France for more than 3 months, you may be eligible to apply for lodging assistance through CAF (Caisse d'Allocation Familiales), but you must have a residence permit. As for travelling, if you're lucky, you may catch seat sales on Ryanair or Easyjet, two low cost internet airline companies, and save tons of money on airfare.
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OVERALL    
by clari, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Business Studies, University Agreement
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known how cold it would be in January when I arrived! Also, I wish someone had warned me how long it would take to get my residence permit. I lined up for hours in the cold outside the administrative building only to find that they had misplaced some of my documents. But it only happened to a few of us so maybe it was my bad luck!
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
IESEG is a great school for students who are looking to take international studies. The courses are very internationally focused. Many of them will focus on doing business abroad, or compare different cultures and how they do business differently. As well, if you are looking to have fun, IESEG is known to be a "party" school with all their open bars, and socials, including the Nuit Prestige Gala. I had a great time. I met many friends from all over the world, and not all, but some of the French students were very hospitable and helpful.



FINAL COMMENTS

Lille is a great place to study. It's small enough so that you can get almost anywhere by foot, but since it's a University town, there are many places to go out and have fun. As well, from Lille, it's easy to travel around Europe as there are direct train routes to London and Paris.
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