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Université François Rabelais

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3.85 / 5 based on 69 reviews
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Marta
Universitat d'Alacant, Alacant, Spain
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
In Spain , I´m studying in a big city (far from home) and there the housing is much more expensive and there are no helps of the Government. Trains in France are cheaper and there are lots of discounts.Nightlife in Spain is very cheap, in France a beer costs 5 euros!!and you have to pay to enter in the discos.Telephone calls are expensive, specially to mobile phones where you have to pay the minimun fee even if nobody picks up the phone
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Food, Telephone, Nightlife, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Housing:
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
Housing:you have to pay two months in advance and a deposit
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Anne
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Linguistics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
3.8/5
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
Housing in a university hall is really cheap, especially with the help from the CAF (that everyone can get): I paid 100 euros/month ! Trains are not so expensive either, especially when you have a reduction ticket called "carte 12-25". Enjoy your time travelling, which means you will be spending more than at home, but it's such a beautiful country. Drinks in bars and clubs are really expensive in France.
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Nightlife, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
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
none
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Zorin
Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
3.8/5
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
I believe that it is because my family supported me mostly when I was back in England.
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Food, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, 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
Opening a bank account is not a bad idea, especially if you envisage returning one day.
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Anja
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
History, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Housing was cheaper anyway and CAF made it better. Euro-pound exchange rate is a help.
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Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Housing, Food, Nightlife, Overall:
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
none
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Natasha
University of Surrey, Roehampton, London, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
5.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
The accommodation is so cheap! Apply for the CAF as with it I paid just €100 per month! I pay around €500 per month in the UK for similar accommodation. Most things are cheaper in France than in the UK...
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Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Food, Nightlife, Telephone, Overall:
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
One warning about Sanitas - you can't get an internet connection in your room. You can in Europa, but you have to go to France Telecom to set it up yourself. Apply for the CAF - you save around 1/3 of your rent. Look for formules at restaurants. They're the best way to get a two or three course meal.
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eftychia
University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
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Housing, Food, Travel, Overall, Nightlife, Telephone:
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
DO NOT GO OVER YOUR LIMIT IF HAVING A BANK ACCOUNT WITHOUT MAKING SURE THAT THE BANK WILL NOT CHARGE YOU EACH TIME YOU TAKE MONEY OVERDRAFT. IT CAN BE VERY COSTLY, MAKE SURE THEY SECURE A LIMIT FOR YOU AND THEY LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE NO MONEY IN THE SAVINGS ACCOUNT.
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