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UniversitÚ de Haute Alsace (UHA)

26 reviews
3.46 / 5 based on 26 reviews
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Amy
Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ de Haute Alsace
3.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known what the place was like because I would not have gone if I had known. Mulhouse is not a suitable university for foreign students. It provides none of the necessary environments for meeting and mixing and I really considered a dangerous hostile surrounding (and thats my opinion having come from one year living and working in Chile, South America!)
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In my opinion:
Stay home.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
There should be alot more effort made in the areas of security, facilities and social activities to help local and foreign students mix.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
1
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
On my first night there I was sprayed with MACE, I was flashed by perverts too many times to count and on a regular basis I had strange guys knocking on my bedroom door during the night so me and the other Erasmus girls had to keep our mobile phones on all the time just to feel safe. 3 girls left during the year as a result of this unsafe environment.
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Amy
Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ de Haute Alsace
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
There was a free French course provided by the University for foreign students that took place every Thursday and Friday. It covered everthing from cultural references to pronounciation to grammar. I found it an excellent help to my French. Also there's a language learning lab called CLAM where you can pick up a new langauge in your free time.
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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
The Internet access and library were pretty dissmal -the library closed at 6 every day as did the computer rooms. This was very inconvenient for foreighn students who do not ahve PCs. In order to print any course work I had to take a trip to the city centre!
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la
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ de Haute Alsace
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Food was less because it tends to be slightly (but not much) cheaper in France; my phone expenses were less because I had an internet connection in my room. Beware of the prices of drinks in bars though! Spent more on travel because there were loads of things to see, generally.
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Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Food, Housing, Overall:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
I'd recommend getting the complementary health insurance to save on doctor's bills; I'd also recommend the 'abonnement' for the local buses and trams.
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la
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ de Haute Alsace
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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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
The Shamrock bar was a common meeting-up place for Erasmus students and has a good party atmosphere at night. Zen is also quite cool, being a few tram stops away from the campus. Travel opportunities are very good in Mulhouse - you can get to Basel in 20 minutes with the TER and there are quick links to Strasbourg, Besancon and also Paris. This can prove useful on Sundays when hardly anything happens in Mulhouse itself!
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la
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ de Haute Alsace
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
So that I didn't have to share the toilets and kitchen with so many people.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The building where I was placed, Batiment C, is very inexpensive (about Ç140 / mth, and less if you have help from the CAF), but there are only about 3 toilets and 1 kitchen for every 40 rooms, which isn't ideal. Still, all rooms have internet access, which proved very useful.
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la
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ de Haute Alsace
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
The Alsatian course that I took, although not as formally structured as I had expected, is very interesting (IMO) and teaches you a bit about Alsace at the same time. Would also recommend the linguistics courses.
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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
I wish it was more structured - a lot of things seemed a bit disorganised to me.
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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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