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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

IESEG review by Claudia

Review by Claudia, York University, Toronto, Canada
Business Studies, University Agreement
HOUSING    
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    
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
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 comments:
Start with the hot, smoky but always a party Latina Cafe on Rue Massena, then check out all the other clubs and bars along that street that is the hub of student night life in Lille.
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ACADEMIC       2.0 / 5
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:
If you really want to improve your at least intermediate-level French, take some courses in French. This is the best way to learn, because the courses tailored to international students are offered only in English.



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:
More courses for internationals in French!!!

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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: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Personal comments:
Granted, I did not succeed the way I wanted to, partly because everyone there spoke English to some degree. I'd say, immerse yourself in the language by whatever means you can if you want to learn.
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EXPENSES    
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:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
I didn't own a cell phone while on exchange, so I didn't spend on that. I shared a room, so that worked out a lot cheaper than it would've been otherwise. Nightlife, you walk everywhere so no need for taxis, and there's never any cover which is a plus. And I took the opportunity to travel more often that I do at home, and that was expensive considering I was working in Cdn dollars.
Food, Housing, Overall, Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
If you can and you're willing, share a room! This will obviously cut your res expenses in half.
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OVERALL    
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...
It's a lot colder than I would've expected. Bring jackets of varying degrees of warmness = |
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:
It was a good experience. IESEG is really a school with an opennes to international students and does a lot to accomodate you. But remember, if you want to learn French, dive in and take courses in French.



FINAL COMMENTS

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.
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