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38 reviews
4.21 / 5 based on 38 reviews
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frouchas
NEOMA Business School, Rouen, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
5.0/5
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Great experience to learn a foreign language. Was hard at the beginning because I didn't no anyone. Great feeling when you manage to do a 30 minute presentation by yourself in front of a 40 student class.
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frouchas
NEOMA Business School, Rouen, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
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Overall, Food, Travel, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
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
none
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frouchas
NEOMA Business School, Rouen, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
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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frouchas
NEOMA Business School, Rouen, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
4.7/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
no
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Try to participate to the campus life and meet as many exchange students as possible
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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
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
the persons in charge of the international offica are really helpful. Do not hesitate to go and ask them questions.
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frouchas
NEOMA Business School, Rouen, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Funky Monkey, Xanadu, G&G...Toronto night clubs
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frouchas
NEOMA Business School, Rouen, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: I lived with 4 norwegian roommates
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Great experience to live with 4 other exchange students
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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