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UniversitÚ Charles de Gaulle - Lille 3

UniversitÚ Charles de Gaulle Lille 3, Service des Relations Internationales, B.P. 149, 59653 Villeneuve d'ascq, France
3.83 / 5 based on 72 reviews.

78% of students recommend
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nanc, Netherlands

72 reviews of UniversitÚ Charles de Gaulle - Lille 3

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by Sara, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Literature, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Type of housing: C.R.O.U.S.
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? more quiet and no bugs/ cog roaches
Personal comments:
lots of international students and French speaking Africans, very mixed cultural backgrounds. Rooms were small (9 square meters) and had no kitchen (no fridge) or toilet. Toilets and showers were shared and well maintained, relatively clean. Supermarket on 5 min. walk. University not far away either (10 min. bike). Subway station very nearby. Some rooms (including mine) had nasty cog roaches.
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by Sara, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Literature, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
Did not get involved.
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Festivals: La Louche d'Or (Wazemmes street festival) La fete de la musique (forgot which day/night it was) l'┴Úronef (rock concerts) I went to see the White Stripes there when they were just getting known in Europe; cost me about 15 euros
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by nanc, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Language, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
The language courses are very good, a lot of practical information

My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Personal comments:
Utrecht University is one with different places for courses. Why don't we have one building at one place, so you could have better contact with teachers, other students and you can avoid travelling

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Language difficulties
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Administrative / Institutional
Language of instruction: French
Was learning French a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
In accademic situations, people were well disposed towards talking slowly or repeating things. In social life, external to accademic scene, sometimes it was difficult to grasp everything in the conversation. But with a smile and a kind way of excusing myself for not understanding made life quite easy.
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by Tagataga, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italy
Public Relations/Publicity/Advertising, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Accomodation expenses are supplied by a government support (CAF) wich refund the 20-30% of the rent. Nightlife: drinks are cheeper and there are many free festivals around, discounts for students Travel: is possible to buy a card for train and metro wich gives the 20% off any ticket or season-ticket
Overall, Food, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Travel, Housing, Nightlife: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
To get the rent refund is important to open a bank account in France. Don't forget to take your birth certificate along with you: it's necessary to ask for the account. Take a day to go shopping in malls or other shopping centers... price are always lower!!!
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Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
Very Important.
Not really important.
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
No. Local and hosting universities satisfied all my doubts.
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!

During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Good university, built for students and their needs (different restaurants on campus, nurse always avaible for everything, international office great in answering to all doubts and efficient in help when needed, enormous inner library, easy to reach with public transportations, different housing accomodations offered).


Only one piece of information, which eveyone just forgot to say (including the bank): when you want to close you bank account you must book an appointment with your bank assistant something like one week before leaving!!
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