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Université François Rabelais

69 reviews
3.85 / 5 based on 69 reviews
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Zorin
Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
5.0/5
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 quickly gained confidence, particularly in talking to people close to my age.
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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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Telephone, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, 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
Opening a bank account is not a bad idea, especially if you envisage returning one day.
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Zorin
Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Join up for as many as you can, but try to get them on the same day so that you leave other days free for travelling, cinema, etc.
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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
Sometimes the tutors were a little tricky to get hold of. I found the French, all French, teaching a fantastic way of not only learning the language but also living uni life like the local students do.
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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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Zorin
Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
5.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
A little more about the enrollement procedures and the accommodation.
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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
3
Activities
2
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Make contact with the local and other visiting students. Talking and taking part in the social life is the best way to learn the language.
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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
Be careful going out at night, especially on late buses.
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Zorin
Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
We liked the Irish bar The Pale, not far from the uni. The chateaux are definitely not to be missed, and of course Paris is around an hour by TGV.
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Zorin
Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université François Rabelais
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I enjoy living independently, with my own resources.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The advantage was contact with the other students of my age, speaking French and immersing myself in their culture.
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