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Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Overall Reviews
3.90 / 5 based on 308 reviews
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Enrique J
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
Living by your own in an appartement nearby the campus is surely the best thing you can do.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
At ULB you will almst have to do everything by your own; the administration doesn´t help you too much. Anyway, in this university teache some of the best teachers I ever knew and very who work for the european institutions, too.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
1
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Travel as much as you can. Is incredible how near is Belgium from the rest of central Europe (France, Holland, Germany, GB, ...). Inside Belgium use the Gopass, and in Germany the All-weekend included train ticket for regional trips.
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Laura E
Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany
Language, Undergraduate, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
That even for Europeans it is so hard to enroll at another European University by themselves (without an Exchange programm).
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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
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Sepnd lots of time in the great library
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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
3
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
You will like Bruxelles, it is so international. For travelling, Brugge, Gent or Antwerp are great...and don't miss on the Carneval! There is one every weekend in another town during Carneval time!
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Donal B
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Archaeology, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nightlife aint that great. Belgian natives not the most jovial in the world.
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
1
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Good not great
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
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
Had a great time in the much underated city of brussels. It is a very beautiful city despite all the rumours you hear. Weather in summer time is surprisingly nice, while winter was even more wet and colder than Ireland.
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Christina W
Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
If I had known before,I would have applied for a year and not just for one term.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
2
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
University offers especially marketing and finance courses, it's hard to find other ones!
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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
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's quite a good possibility to travel around, not only in Belgium (it's not really a beautiful country in my opinion!)but also in the neighbour contries (if you take the EUROLINES-Bus, it's not that expensive). Enjoy every moment, it's a great possibility to get in contact with people from all over the world!
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Rostirolla D
Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
If i had improved my language before, i would have had more opportunity to communciate and to know the place.
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
It' s necessary to be able to communicate and have adaptability
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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
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Take some money with you to visit all the wondrefull place in Belgium
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loula
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Philosophy, Undergraduate, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
That the only way you can get close to locals is by either by being one yourself (not possible) or by downing as many bottles of beers as possible to get their respect (grow up??!!)
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In my opinion:
Stay home.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
I did not seek the opportunity to go to Brussels, the opportunity came to me. I shortened my stay there because it lacked interest... The courses are not great, you don't get to interact much with students unless you go through all sort of rituals called the "baptism" (baptême) in the beginning of the year... It's ridiculous: you have to drink until you're sick, eat things without knowing what they are, and do things you don't necessarily want to do... It's worse if you're female (which I am). All this grossed me out right from the start and even if I made friends with other international students (who were just as disgusted as I was!!), the whole point of being in a foreign country is to get to know the locals and interact with them. It's not at the university that you get to do this.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
2
Partied a lot
2
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
Brussels is great for travelling. You can go nearly anywhere in Europe for the weekend. Beware of the Belgian bureaucracy, it's absolutely hopeless! It's a priority to be fluent in French or you can easily get into a mess. My example: I never received my student visa, only a student card. So, I had problems with the police who had lost my file records. They said they would send my residence/visa card but they never did, so I was an illegal resident of Belgium for my entire stay there!!! It's ok if you are a European Union student (you don't need a visa) but if you're not - - good luck!!! Luckily I speak French and had my ULB student card to prove I was allowed to be there, but I don't think such a thing would happen in another country... Working is supposed to be illegal for students but you can easily find jobs anyway. There's a good English community in Brussels so you can easily get to know English people. Although you have to make the effort to interact with people or else you'll get lonely. Brussels is a highly cultural city, the beer is good and so are the chocolates, and it really is the heart of Europe. However, it's more of a quiet place therefore not a great student city and the weather is absolutely horrible.
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