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gabyrig
Tufts University, Medford, United States
Engineering, Civil, Undergraduate, University Agreement
INSA Lyon
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
EVERYTHING IN FRANCE IS EXPENSIVE. Except for wine and bread! If you can't eat the nasty food in the cafeteria and decided to cook, get ready to spend a fortune. Travel is expensive but it is everywhere in the world. The euro is stronger than american dollar so there again that's a loss.
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Telephone, Food, Nightlife, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
was the same price as 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
Please, don't get a bank account in France unless you have to. When you walk in the first thing they tell you is get one but it's because the school and the bank are partners. Unless your parents are sending money directly on that french account it's not worth it because you will pay to withdraw money from your bank to put on it and pay a fee anyways. Take a mass amount every month and keep it in your room. That keeps your home account active and increase your credit history. If you have a check being sent ask your bank how to cash it on your account. Seriously that will save you the hassel of having your card swallowed up by the machine because you don't remember the pre-assigned pin that you have to keep the whole time, not being able to take money out without a card because the bank next to the school doesn't keep cash in there, having to go to two banks in order to close your account. I find that to be a big hassel because I like to maximaze my time.
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Sumit
Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India
Biochemistry, Undergraduate, University Agreement
INSA Lyon
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Tourism in europe took priority. hence to save for tourism, I had to cut down on excess expenditure in food and telephone.
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Food, Housing:
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
The social secuirity was compulsary unlike in India and cost us a significant amount of money. Also the residence permit had to be paid for unlike previous years. Otherwise there were no particular surprises. The transportation is expensive so I would suggest buying a second hand bicycle. The university resterauent offers a variety of option sets with respect to the timings of meals hence it would be best to choose the set which suits you the best ( eg meals on weekends or no meals, breakfast included or excluded etc. )
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Dziuginta
Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas, Vilnius, Lithuania
Environmental Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
INSA Lyon
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
France is a much more expensive country than Lithuania. I also traveled more than I would normally. Spain was close, so we spent a week there, I also traveled a little in Frnace. :)
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Housing, Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Food, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
No comment...
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Ana
Universitat Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
INSA Lyon
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Well I spent more money because here in France the life is more expensive than Spain but well no many, it's normal.
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Food:
was the same price as 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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Milagros
Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
Engineering, Undergraduate, University Agreement
INSA Lyon
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Europe as a whole is more expensive than home country. But Lyon is worth it.
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Food, Telephone, Travel, Overall, Nightlife, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
CAF helps with accommodation expenses to every international student. Get the 12-25 train card.
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Miguel
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Computer Science / IT, Undergraduate, Erasmus
INSA Lyon
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
in food and accommodation, because I live with my parents. In travel, for I do not travel much in Spain.
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Housing, Overall, Food, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
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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