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UniversitÚ de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)

84 reviews
4.07 / 5 based on 84 reviews
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clarksok
Union College, Schenectady, NY, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)
4.5/5
Academic
Course recommendations
I loved the architecture class I took pertaining to the build and stucture of Rennes!
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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
none
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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
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clarksok
Union College, Schenectady, NY, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nope! I was familiar with traveling abroad and knew mostly what to expect.
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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
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
I loved the program and the people that I met! It was a very cultural experience and I think the professors tried hard to accommodate for all the different nationalities.
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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
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Be sure to explore Brittany and Normandy (the beach is also pretty close by). I think it's real important to get to know your surroundings and the area in which you live. Don't forget to bring a raincoat and umbrella as it rains a lot in Rennes! And be ready to taste some seafood - the area is known for its fresh fish!
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clarksok
Union College, Schenectady, NY, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)
3.0/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
I think I just wasn't used to paying for everything on my own. When at home or at the university in the states, everything was already paid for.
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Food, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Overall, Housing, 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
Make sure to try and take advatange of any student discounts (if you're a student of course!). Travel by train can be a lot cheaper if you buy a student travel membership in France.
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clarksok
Union College, Schenectady, NY, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)
4.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: French
Was learning French a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Being mixed in with a lot of international students, french was the only language that we could use to cross communicate. So pretty much everyone was forced to speak french at the university. I personally loved meeting so many different people who have come from around the world to study the french language. Not only did I learn a lot from my french classes, but I also learned quite a lot from these other students. The classes I took did help to improve my vocabulary and language skills. The professors were all willing to help and encouraged our continuation into the french studies.
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clarksok
Union College, Schenectady, NY, 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: With a family
Why?
I had such a great time with my host family, that I've actually asked to stay with them for the second semester. They offer so much love and excitement. Plus, you're really forced to speak french all of the time and be apart of the culture.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Staying with a host family has been a great experience and I would suggest anyone studying abroad to do the same. It's the best opportunity to get involved, learn about the culture, and improve speaking capabilities.
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clarksok
Union College, Schenectady, NY, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes II)
4.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
none
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