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23 Overall Reviews
3.97 / 5 based on 118 reviews
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Sumit
Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India
Biochemistry, Undergraduate, University Agreement
INSA Lyon
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No. There were a few minor surprises but it they were certainly not unpleasant. It was a thouroughly satisfying experience
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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
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The location of the university is a bit out of town hence there is not a lot of life which might put off some people, but the town center makes up for that loss. The people are nice, the quality of education is good and the city is beautiful. And there are plenty of activities in the university to suit everyone's interest. So it is a nice place to be.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
A bicycle would be a good idea to save some money. The ski slopes are closeby, so have a go at skiing when you are there. A railway student card gets significant discounts so get it made. And then visit Paris in the summer. Geneva is next door so have a look into it. And if someone is planning to travel europe then a Eurolines bus pass is the best way to proceed. It is cheap and the trip is very adventurous.
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gabyrig
Tufts University, Medford, United States
Engineering, Civil, Undergraduate, University Agreement
INSA Lyon
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Language skills? I didn't learn anything in France that I didn't know before. Just learned that my accent was funny. Studies? I came back more stupid than I was when I left. All of my peers are more advanced and sharp than I am after a year of not being able to ask question and brainstorm because professors are not there to interact. You are told what to do, your personal thinking doesnt go into it. Everyone ends up with the same project and lab report because they copy it from the students from previous year that did the same the year before and so on and so on.... someone say PERJURISM?!?!
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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
4
Culture
3
Costs
4
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
This stricktly applies to international student experience. Not more, not academic. Seperate the two in your mind and you'll have less of a shock when you get there.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
1
Final comments
Travel tips... save up, go away on breaks. Dont stay on that dead miserable campus and town. Travel is relatively cheap if you take it one step at a time and plan accordingly. Europe is quite open and with a French visa you can go almost everywhere. Italy, Germany, Belgium, Amsterdam, Portugal, Spain, France.... I've been in major places on 1 to 2 weeks break on a nearly 1000 dollar budget for each trip.
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nuperho
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Engineering, Chemical, Undergraduate, Erasmus
INSA Lyon
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Where I was going to live exactly, in which residence, and how was the life for a Erasmus there. But I'm very happy of all I have lived there.
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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
1
Culture
2
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
I recommend to go to spend a wonderful year and to meet people for all over the world
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
4
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
It's also an opportunity to travel, meet new people and doing things that you can't when you live with your parents.
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Milagros
Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
INSA Lyon
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
French engineering schools are very different to what i am used to.
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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
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Improve content of lectures (at GEN at least)
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
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
2
Final comments
France is in the center of western europe, which makes it fantastic for traveling.
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Dziuginta
Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas, Vilnius, Lithuania
Environmental Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
INSA Lyon
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I knew the studying system better. I would have chosen much more courses at INSA.
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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
2
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Studying at INSA-Lyon is very hard, students work a lot there and techers are very strickt. But the student life after school is lots of fun!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
I think everybody should go for an exchange in some other country. No matter how hard the studies were, I would definately repeat it if I was given a possibility!
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rsuga
Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil
Computer Science / IT, Undergraduate, Independent
INSA Lyon
3.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Schedules: they are totally messed. Job search: I should start it as soon as possible
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
1
Culture
1
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Come in the summer. I came in January, and it was bad. Everything is already running, integration with local students is completely negligeated. In the summer they have much better activities (trips during the language course, for example)
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
2
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Avoid coming any time other than September. Don't trust what a French says: my friends have problems with their jobs. Believe them only when it's signed by them (and even so, don't trust too much) Commercial services are dreadful. I'm coming from a third world country and I can say that it works way much better down there. Why? Salespeople respect you, working time is much broader (here, in the supposed second biggest city of France, markets close at 8pm the LATEST and of course don't open on Sundays). Tuesday is the official day of strikes. Sunday is the official day of protests.
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