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Mandy B
King's College - University of London, London, United Kingdom
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
In my case, even though Im Greek, my home would be the UK since that's where my home university is. London in general is much more expensive than Paris especially foodwise. In Paris you can have a really good meal without paying a lot of money. Whereas in London you can pay a lot of money and still eat really badly. I paid more on telephone in Paris since most of my friends where in London and my family in Greece. As far as nightlife is concerned, Paris is less expensive and if you live in a central location you rarely need to use taxis. In London nightllife is really expensive and taxis are a factor that make it so unbelievably expensive. In the case of travel, the reason why I spent more in Paris is because I actually travelled more during my year abroad. Paris offers you the opportunity to visit many places by train and also in very good prices. I visited Switzerland, Spain, Holland and also the South of France and Corsica.
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Travel, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Nightlife:
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
In paris you can get a percentage of your rent back from the government when you are a student.However, your landlord must agree to sign the papers in order to do this which means that he has to be legally renting.So before renting a flat you should ask if they are willing to sign the relevant papers. Also, when you are a student in Paris you can get the card IMAGINE-R which gets you cheaper metro tickets.
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Alexandra V
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
My flat was pricey, but good value for money. Food, at that time, was cheaper (the dollar having been stronger than the Franc then). I didn't use the telephone a lot, and when I did I used phone cards, so I was very aware of my spending. I spent more on travel because I took a lot more trips.
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Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Food, 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
No--save up for things like travel, so you can take advantage of the opportunities
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dmatier
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Political Science, Graduate, Independent
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Big city more expensive, went out and traveled more than at home, much more to do, trying to maximize stay
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Travel, Nightlife, Telephone, Housing, Overall, Food:
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
ATM machine ate card when mis-typed code; very easy to open French bank account; save by eating at home / inviting friends home for dinner
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marqueena
Universitńt Wien, Vienna, Austria
Political Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Telephone = talking with friends and families at home Housing = it is really, really expensive to live in Paris Travel = I wanted to get to know France a little better, therefore I made a lot of trips!
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Overall, Telephone, Housing, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, 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
none
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M H
George Washington University, Washington DC, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Exchange rate sucks for Americans, but such is life...
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Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
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
Avoid travelers checks. It's easiest to use the ATM with your bank from home and open up a French bank account.
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Raffaella D
LUISS, Rome, Italy
Political Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Food and telephone (expecially the mobile)were more expensive in france than in italy.
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Telephone, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Nightlife, Housing, Overall:
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
You can receive a remboursement from the CAF for the rent of your appartment
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