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Skema Business School

210 reviews
Recommended by
97%
4.35 / 5 based on 210 reviews
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Johanna S
University of Northumbria, Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside 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
Great ski trip, car rally and parties (all arranged by the university) Good bars and night spots in the surrounding area - pretty much spoilt for choice!
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Johanna S
University of Northumbria, Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: with french students
Why?
In order to improve my french further, yet at the same time having my freedom/independence
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
On arrival the host university places you in temporary accommodation - this is pretty poor and it is best to find an alternative as quickly as possible.
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Johanna S
University of Northumbria, Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: French
Was learning French a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
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
I found France quite bureaucratic which was complicated by the language differences. At university the course was half in French and half in English. Some courses were very difficult due to the technical vocabulary required. However I managed to survive the year!
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Johanna S
University of Northumbria, Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
Items were more expensive and the pound was weak against the French Franc
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Overall, Nightlife, Housing, Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
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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Johanna S
University of Northumbria, Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
Our course was chosen for us by our home university and it would have been better if we could have chosen courses ourselves as there were some interesting ones on offer
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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
Overall
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Johanna S
University of Northumbria, Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
The fact that this business school is not located with in a student area, it is in the middle of a business park so you have to make a huge effort to actually socialise with french students who come in from along the coast and then go home again (away from the areas where international students live)
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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
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
More help with finding accommodation for international studens - try to link them up with French students
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Take lots of travellers cheques with you as you cant open a french bank account without an address and this can take some time! (It saves on you being charged commission every time you use an ATM)
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