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UniversitÚ de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)

84 reviews
4.07 / 5 based on 84 reviews
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Zoe
Guilford College, Greensboro, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)
3.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
We were inegrated into the CIREFE program, which offers French courses to foreign students. If your level was advanced you could take regular university classes, but that was not made very clear.
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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
It's different, but get used to it. It is better to be pass/fail, I think, than having grades transfer, since there is no allowance for cultural adjustment
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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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Zoe
Guilford College, Greensboro, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known a bit more about Bretagne as a region. It's not really your typical image of France, but it's wonderful!
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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
4
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
It's a great university with a lot to offer (if you look for it)
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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
Speak as much French as possible! Don't feel pressured to travel outside of France (or even Bretagne). There's plenty to see that's close by.
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Zoe
Guilford College, Greensboro, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I spent way more on travel than I needed to because of some problems I had with visas.
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Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food, Telephone, Housing:
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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Zoe
Guilford College, Greensboro, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)
3.0/5
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Living with a family definitely helps. I spoke more English than I probably should have (just because Rennes is a rather forgotten city in terms of study abroad doesn't mean that you're the only English speaker there).
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Zoe
Guilford College, Greensboro, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)
4.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: With a family
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I absolutely loved my family, but I would try an apartment if I went again since I now know the city and have friends there.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Accomodation was through Council, not my college or Rennes II
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Zoe
Guilford College, Greensboro, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)
4.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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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
Travelling Film Festival in spring, "rue de la soif" aka rue St-Michel, Fest-Noz
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