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Toulouse Business School - TBS

171 reviews
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97%
4.10 / 5 based on 171 reviews
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keith l
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 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: Apartment/House
Why?
more space,more chance to interact with others.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
very expensive, badly equipped, poorly7 managed.
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keith l
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
bar basque, bar le st pierre all of place st pierre excellent as well as Bodega Bodega, The Frog and Zoodrome. Toulouse night life is excellent.
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keith l
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
Very dry and uninteresting. Many lectures are 4 hours long and the minimum is 2 hours. Very difficult therefore to concentrate and appreciate the subject.
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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
Too many lectures lasting too long. Very childish style of teaching. No outside reading required, exams badly organised and difficult to prepare for.
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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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keith l
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
The situation regarding accomodation.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Good university, but the french students are mostly wealthy(none work) and extremely competitive. Making friends with the French is difficult as their whole lives revolve ariung their studies.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
2
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
2
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
I advise travelling around as it is the best opportunity you will have to do so. Try to involve yourself as much as possible in the culture as you will gain a lot from the experience. Make sure you buy the student rail card as you can make good savings and aim not to live in a private residence for students.(unless you like living alone and paying through the nose.)
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keith l
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Alcohol very expensive in comparison to UK. Rent was also exteremely expensive for the service received. Food is good but by no means cheaper and although rail-travel is excellent, the prices of flights are considerably higher.
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Nightlife, Overall, Food, Housing, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
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
High initial deposit/guarantee. Mobile phone charges expensive. I advise searching for shared private accomodation and buying a contract phone.
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keith l
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning French a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
How much did you improve your French?
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
Excellent foreign student coordinator who was always eager to help. Administration was typically french, difficult and badly organised.
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