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Université François Rabelais

14 Overall Reviews
3.85 / 5 based on 69 reviews
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Natasha
University of Surrey, Roehampton, London, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
You can never be prepared for your first week there. The administration in France is not what you're normally used to. The student accommodation is not directly linked to the university, so you have to go to several different people just to finish your registration. Don't worry and don't give up!
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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
3
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
French Universities are different from UK Universities because a) they don't pay much in tuition and b) they have no grade requirements to get in. You will notice the difference. The lecturers know you are Erasmus so they will give allowances for language and knowledge, don't worry!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
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
This past year has been the best year of my life! I have fallen in love with Tours and the Loire Valley. I have made some true friends this year. Tips: - Buy a carte 12-25 for the train. You will make a saving on the train tickets after a couple of trips to Paris. - Ryanair has cheap flights from Tours airport to London Stanstead. - It's best to live in the cheap accommodation because then you live with lots of native speakers. If you live alone you can feel secluded. - Try not to fly home to often. You get the most out of Tours if you only go home during the long holidays. HAVE FUN!!
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Marta
Universitat d'Alacant, Alacant, Spain
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Many people didn´t know that there were several "facs" and some of them (Law,Economics,Engineering) are quite far from the centre ville.If I had known Tours and Loire Valley were so beautiful I would have gone there before.
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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
4
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
People who works at the International Relationships Office are great but those who are at the University offices(LEA Office, English degree Office)-they have to give you the schedules, help you with the subjets,inform you about your marks-are not very kind to help you, so you have to insist several times.There is an Association for foreign students,they will help you very much so,in all the areas.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
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
3
Final comments
It is useful to have la Carte 12-25 that lets you travel around France with a 50% discount in all the trains.Go to the CAF(Caisse d´Alocations Familiales)when you arrive, they give grants for housing to all the students.Seize the opportunity of having French classmates to open a conversation and make good friends, you should not go whith people of your same nationality all the time (as we all do), make a profit of the interests of French people in meeting other cultures.Take part in the programme of "parrainage"-you´re introduced to a French student who will help you all the time you are in Tours,it is useful for understanding better the culture and they usually invite you to parties and introduce you all their friends,very interesting!
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eftychia
University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I WOULD NOT STAY IN THE FIRST DORMITORY GIVEN TO ME BY THE UNIVESRITY. IT WAS VERY COLD, LONEY AND IN A BAD AREA. I WAS KUCKY AND SOON MOVED WITH A FAMILY.
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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
4
Activities
4
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
A VERY GOOD UNIVERSITY, WITH A LOT OF RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES, CHANCES TO MEET MANY OTHER STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
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
STAYING WITH THE FAMILY IS THE BEST THING TO DO IN THE BEGINNING WHEN EVERYTHING IS NWE, THEY CAN REALLY HELP YOU AND ONE IS FAR MORE SAFE. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO LOOK FOR AN APPARTMENT IN AN UNKNOWN REGION IN THE CITY WITHOUT CHECKING FIRST IF THE AREA IS SAFE, HAS A GOOD REPUTATION. HANG AROUND WHERE THERE ARE A LOT OF STUDENTS AND TRY TO MAKE FRIENDS FROM FRENCH GROUPS.THE KEY TO THIS IS TO BE OPEN, NICE, FRIENDLY AMD FUN.
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Une formation par apprentissage, un bon moyen de gagner en expérience professionnelle
CLARVIE-EDOUARD
France, Other courses
Engineering, Computer
Université François Rabelais
5.0/5
Overall
J'ai commencé mes études par un DUT en génie électrique et informatique industrielle GEII. Cette formation je l'ai fait par apprentissage et cela était très intéressant pour moi de connaitre le monde de l'entreprise et mettre en pratique tout ce que j'ai appris. Je continue toujours mes études en apprentissage pour préparer un diplôme d'ingénieur en informatique industrielle chez Aro welding technologies.
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Pros
Apprentissage, pluridisciplinaires, double compétences
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Anne
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Linguistics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
5.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
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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
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
If you want to improve your language skills, ask for a room in a "native French hallway" when you check in at the Grandmont desk people (most foreigners are put together in one hallway): you'll love it. It's the best way to speak French every day and to be immersed in the French culture (with French cooking and parties). French people look quite close-mouthed at first, but in such a hallway you'll soon become closer and even become real friends !
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
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
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istvann
Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Pecs, Hungary
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
More about technical questions, which posed a difficulty at the beginning.
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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
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
The castles along the Loire-valley are not to miss. Beautiful!
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