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Roberta
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université Jean Moulin: Lyon III
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Strathclyde University prepared students pretty well before going abroad, especially regarding the country of destination. I wish I had had more information on courses. At the end of the year everybody has to do a report on the city and university they go to in order to help subsequent students in settling in better. The report of the people that went to Lyon III the year before me was very useful and I hope that mine was very useful too to other students going the following year.
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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
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
I would recommend this university as I would any other university. At the end of it, is what you make out of it that counts. I would say that there could be more friendly and approachable universities than this one.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
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
4
Final comments
When you go to France you must take out with you several documents as they will definetely come in useful, whether you have to open a bank account or apply for financial help towards your rent. You have to realise that you will come across some bureacracy that you are not used to in UK. Going to another country can be difficult for some people, especially if it is the first time you live abroad and the culture is quite different from yours. However, if you are patient and realise that it can take some time to adapt and you are aware that customs and lifestyles are different everywhere in the world, you will have an excellent time. One last piece of advice, which I think is the most important, do mix with local people or at least try to stay with other international students with whom you do not speak your native language. Everywhere I have been I have seen this happening: Italians mix with Italians, French mix with French and so on. I know it is easier to mix with people from the same culture and background as yours but it is a real shame to waste your year like this. You will regret it when it comes to speak that foreign language, or when you travel around the world and do not have a friend to go to. Just make the most of this experience. It has been the best in my entire life.
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anonymous
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Language, Undergraduate, Ontario Rhone Alps Exchange
Université Jean Moulin: Lyon III
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance<br> Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
I spent more everywhere largely because the Euro was worth somewhere around 1.5 Canadian dollars. But I probably spent the same amount on food because I found inexpensive grocery stores and snacked a lot less than I snack in Canada. Also, in Canada there are plenty of places to eat early in the morning after a night of drinking, but not in France - nothing is open past 2am. So I wasn't even able to waste money on food at those hours. Mobile phone plans are expensive, unless you get a year's contract, but I couldn't since I was only on exchange for a semester. And obviously I spent more on travel because I'd never been to Europe before so I took advantage. But transportation is very reasonably priced in Europe.
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Travel, Overall, Nightlife, Telephone, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
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
Banks are confusing in France and policies vary from branch to branch when it comes to how they deal with exchange students. Never trust anything anyone says. Stay on top of your finances at all times. I thought I had set up an electricity account through the bank and it never happened. The electricity company cut my power after two months and it was annoying sorting things out.
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Thomas
University of Wales, Bangor, Bangor, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université Jean Moulin: Lyon III
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
You get to know lots of different people of diverse nationalities. Also, you have to deal with aspects that most students have never had to deal with before, such as paying all your own bills for electricity, water etc., which naturally makes you more aware and responsible.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The university was helpful and friendly in finding me accommodation, however a few issues I had were that they did not give me a straight answer as to whether or not I would be sharing my room (indeed I did not find this out until I walked into my room for the first time); also there was no warning of the excessive €1200 deposit that had to be paid, and they would only accept cash for this deposit, which took about a week to obtain due to the ATMs not allowing you to withdraw that much per day. I had a very noisy neighbour, however this was obviously no fault of the university, and once I made a complaint, the issue was dealt with very well. The staff who deal with housing are all friendly and very well informed.
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Qualité d'enseignement et de vie sur le campus
AZOULAY
France, Graduate
Business Studies
Université Jean Moulin: Lyon III
4.0/5
Overall
Qualité des professeurs: qualifiés en langues,  et intervenants professionnels pour les matières d'application

Campus: Infrastructures modernes, site agréable en plein centre ville 

Étudiants: Cosmopolite, beaucoup d'étudiants internationaux et Erasmus 

BDE: sorties SKI organisées dans les Alpes
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Pros
Etablissement public de qualité, avec une bonne ambiance pour étudier
Cons
Secrétariat pas toujours très réactif
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anonymous
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Language, Undergraduate, Ontario Rhone Alps Exchange
Université Jean Moulin: Lyon III
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Duplex in a private residence
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
My original intention was to live in an apartment with native French speakers. It's economical having roommates and beneficial to live with people who speak the language you are trying to master.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The university's international office provided a basic level of assistance to students searching for housing but didn't really do too much for me. I was lucky to have found a duplex at the Moliere because housing is very difficult to find in Lyon. I loved the location - it was easy to get to campus and the downtown core by foot. The rooms were modern, clean and provided basic cooking equipment (microwave, fridge, hotplates). But the windows were not very well insulated and as electricity was not included in the rent, heating sometimes was a little pricey. I was lucky to have a fairly large room but my neighbours across the hall had a tiny room with a horrible layout.
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evenstar
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Université Jean Moulin: Lyon III
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Phone calls are more expensive in France than in Canada. I also had a mobile (which I don't normally have at home), so that also contributed. I went out more often in Lyon. Travelling - well, I did as much as I could, including seeing more of France than most French people have, and a one-month adventure in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland.
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Nightlife, Telephone, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Food:
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
You can get student discounts almost anywhere, be sure to bring your card. An interail pass is essential if you plan to do extensive travelling in several different countries. Get the 12-25 student rail card for train discounts within France. Tuesday night is cheap night at the movies. Go to the CAF and get your housing subsidy - it usually is worth one third of your total rent.
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