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Liverpool John Moores University

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4.19 / 5 based on 103 reviews
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Julie A
Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
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
The fact that I lived with British girls and in a residence where there were only 3 French students helped me to make progress. At university too, I met people and after talking with them for many months I could see the improvements I had made.
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Julie A
Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The city of my host country at that time was Aix-en-Provence which is very expensive so housing did not change a lot. About nightlife, I do not drink too much which made me save a bit of money.
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Food, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Housing, Overall, Nightlife:
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
Grants help quite much. But it is also easy for students to find a job in England in pubs, clubs etc.
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Julie A
Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Academic
Course recommendations
What I really appreciated was the availability teachers have for students. Lessons are given in small groups and you are not just a student, teachers know your name. This does not happen frequently in France.
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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
It seemed easier than the lessons given in France.
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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
Overall
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Julie A
Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
I wish I had known...
I think it was better to experiment new things once 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
3
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Do not know what to say
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
- Bus is cheap to go and visit the places around or even to go to London for a weekend - University offers many trips or visits very cheap..it is also a good way to meet new people - Liverpool is closed to Ireland so take the opportunity to go there - If you need advice, ask at the university administration or to the teacher in charge of your exchange programme, they are always ready to help - The last but not the least, spend most of your time with English-speaking people and not only people from your country or you will not improve your language skills at all...in that case it is better to stay at home !
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Julie A
Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
There are many pubs and bars around the JMU. In the city centre you can find different types of places: pubs, cocktail places etc. Everyone needs to find out the kind of places he/she prefers to go.
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Julie A
Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
To be more independent and do not have to register any friends that I invite at the entrance gate
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
British campus are much better than the French ones. They offers kind of houses or appartments that you share with students from many nationalities (for my part i had asked for British girls). Rooms are big enough and you can even have a bathroom in your bedroom. You share the lounge/kitchen with your flatmates so that you can talk and share good moments with them.
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