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UniversitÚ Robert Schuman (Strasbourg III)

79 reviews
4.00 / 5 based on 79 reviews
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anonymous
Freie Universitńt Berlin, Berlin, Germany
European Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Since I am half-french, learning the language wasn't my motivation to go to Strasbourg. I simply wanted to study in France, and I wanted to find out whether or not Sciences Po is really a challenging institution.
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anonymous
Freie Universitńt Berlin, Berlin, Germany
European Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Because food used to be more expensive in France than in Germany before the Euro was introduced.
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Housing, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Telephone, Overall, Travel:
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
none
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anonymous
Freie Universitńt Berlin, Berlin, Germany
European Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
NO!
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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
3
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
1
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Be prepared to having to learn a lot of facts by heart! Don't expect too have contact with all french students, because they are simply too busy studying, and they have a lot of academic pressure.
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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
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Even though Sciences Po Strasbourg was a good experience, I would recommend studying at Sciences Po Paris, because I know that students there are more open-minded, and also much more involved with extra-curricular activities.
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anonymous
Freie Universitńt Berlin, Berlin, Germany
European Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
The university system at French grandes Úcoles is very rigid. I'd say it's an interesting experience for a year, and you definitely get to learn a lot of facts. However, French students at this stage of their university studies are not encouraged to discuss issues and problems, but to learn a lot of facts by heart. Coming from an university system which is opposite, I had problems adapting first - even though I am half french!
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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
Encourage french students to study a year abroad, so that some of them become more open-minded and loose a bit of their elitist attitude at Sciences Po. But I have to say all of my French friends are very open-minded!
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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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anonymous
Freie Universitńt Berlin, Berlin, Germany
European Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I would choose an appartment closer to the old town. My appartment was located in one of the "HLM" buidlings, and it was really loud there.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
There was no housing offered by the university.
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anonymous
Freie Universitńt Berlin, Berlin, Germany
European Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
There is some ships on the little river which have been transformed into bars. The bar "Schutzenberger" at the place Kleber is great because of its modern design, but the service is very bad. It has been like that three years ago when I lived in Strasbourg, and it has been the same when I returned for a quick visit in January 2004.
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