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Université de Haute Alsace (UHA)

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3.46 / 5 based on 26 reviews
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la
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université de Haute Alsace
3.8/5
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: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Speaking in French all the time might seem difficult at first, even if you're a French-language student like me, but it gets far easier as the year progresses!
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la
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université 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.
Food, Housing, Overall, Telephone:
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
Université 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
Overall
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la
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université de Haute Alsace
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Can't think of much, really.
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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
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
If you like languages and a multi-ethnic environment, you should be fairly happy here.
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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
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
BTW - the comments from a while ago mention the "batiment A", which was where Erasmus students used to be placed. It's worth noting that this was demolished a few years ago and "batiment C" is where we tend to get put now (it's not too bad, but sometimes a bit noisy). Also the transport has improved due to a new-ish tram system being installed that links the campus with the city centre in 10 minutes. In general it's pretty good nowadays... and don't forget to try the tarte flambée!
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la
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université 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
Université 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 €140 / 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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