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3.97 / 5 based on 118 reviews
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rsuga
Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil
Computer Science / IT, Undergraduate, Independent
INSA Lyon
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: French
Was learning French a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
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
It has been pretty good but I don't know why I had to answer twie the same block of questions regarding the improvement of my language skills. We had a Franch intensive course in the first month. Then we had a regular course with a tremendous stupid teacher, who epitomises "The Stupid, The impolite". Good learning by attending regular courses (not so much via French courses)
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rsuga
Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil
Computer Science / IT, Undergraduate, Independent
INSA Lyon
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Not specified
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits
Simply because each euro makes almost 4 of our currency (Real), and to get 1 single real must be as hard as to get half an euro.
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Nightlife, Travel, Housing, Food, Overall, 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
none
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rsuga
Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil
Computer Science / IT, Undergraduate, Independent
INSA Lyon
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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
none
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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
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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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rsuga
Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil
Computer Science / IT, Undergraduate, Independent
INSA Lyon
2.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities, Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
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rsuga
Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil
Computer Science / IT, Undergraduate, Independent
INSA Lyon
2.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Cheap and close to the classrooms
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
They charge for 3 months and disponibilize the services for less thant 3 months. Plqgued by strikes (France). You pay for meals even in vacations time and you don't get it. In summer they literaly kick you out of the residences. They have places available, but the director of hosting services has decided to kick out the people during july and august. Real estates are thankful to him.
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