Where to start? I'm french but always lived abroad, so I am more of a international person. I chose to go back to France for personal reasons and I chose this Uni.
At first Aix was a cute city and relaxing, as I've always lived in big cities before.
But you'll end up realizing what kind of city it is, what kind of people are surrounding you and how the atmosphere in french unis are absolutely disastrous.
Within the universities, there's a BDE, which takes cares of organizing a few parties which takes place mostly in clubs in town. Is is over priced for what it offers.
So basically, absolutely no on campus life, and bars outside of aix can be nice but unfortunately they close at 2am, and theres only 1 club: Mistral, that ABSOLUTELY SUCKS.
The only place id hang out at who'd be at The Wohoo which is right next to the IEP up north. There's plenty of exchange students there which is really nice and relaxing as local french people in aix are detestable and contemptuous.
The city is so small, there's absolutely nothing to do during day time, mostly sit in cafe's doing nothing.
If theres one advice I could give you is not to go there if you are sicking for North american type of student life and studies combined. Everything takes place outside campus, and if you don't meet the right people... good luck.
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