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UniversitÚ de Savoie

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Stuart
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ de Savoie
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
I didn't have to pass any exams, so my view is probably different to that of someone who had to - I think I would find it tough going if I had to. I only had to study courses worth 30 ECTS points. At the beginning of the year I started several courses, then dropped the ones I disliked until I was down to 30pts. I didn't do the exams, although that was more to save 440Ç rent, not because I particularly disliked the exams. For some reason it was much easier to get to know other international students than French students; I'm not really sure why that is. For some reason French uni classes are like being in school, with, in my experience, more formal teacher-student relationships than in Britain (the teacher is called "monsieur" (well, assuming he's male); once the classroom was empty, but everyone waited until he had entered before they went in).
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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
There's way, way, way too much bureaucracy. That's a general trend in French life, but the university's no different.
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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
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Stephen
University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ de Savoie
3.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The only thing is I wish I had been better informed of the housing situation.
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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
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
I would reccomend the area, the culture is very friendly and accomodating. The University however I felt was accademicaly unorganised. I would definately reccomend the area, particular if you're interested in winter sports as this is a prime location for carrying these out.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
I had an amazing time, the key to having a good time is being outgoing, and independant. I would not have met so many wonderful people if I had not been both of these, and I know other people that had awful times, but in my opinion this was down to their lack of effort to integrate with the other students.
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Emily
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ de Savoie
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Food and drink were more expensive in France when I was living there. In order to meet people I went out a bit more than I would if I were at home so spent more on nightlife. I wanted to see the surronding areas and with main cities beig linked by good rail networks I travelled around alot but trains are very good value for money in France so i spent less.
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Nightlife, Food, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Travel:
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
Administration is very long winded in France and really takes time to complete, be prepared to spend alot of time in queues and then be asked to come back again with another form with money for something else! It is essential to set up a french bank account if you want to pay for rent. You are charged a minimal monthly fee for a french account which means you need to remember to close it when you leave the country.
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Emily
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ de Savoie
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
First year courses in France are always packed so you might find yourself 100 rows back in an auditorium finding it hard to hear much, so if you are after more interaction with the lecturers try and access second year lectures. I was allowed to choose my subjects which gave me a chance to try out subjects I wouldnt be able to take in my home university.
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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 lecturers will not make any allowances for students working in a second language which is really useful for throwing yourself into the language but means that you can potentially be left behind. A pauiring up system might help this, with french students offering help in certain subjects in exchange for language lessons.
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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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Julia
Fachhochschule Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ de Savoie
3.8/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Acommodation advices, that all documents have to be in the local language, how much money Erasmus is going to pay
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
2
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The level of content is maybe not as high as in Germany but they have a different kind of studying that might improve personal skills better
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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
3
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
The best thing to learn the language and get in contact with people is -having a job, e.g. in a restaurant -joining travels, weekend trips like skiing -initiaton of parties and events, e.g. "Running dinner": the students of one semster cook (in teams)for the first semester and foreign students to get to know each other!
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Emily
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ de Savoie
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Communication with other students was the main way I learnt the language. Lectures were useful for picking up technical language but did not give you much opportunity for speaking. It was useful to have to organise 'carte de sejour' and other administrative documents. Beig in a university with so many Erasmus students made it all the more hard to find peolpe to speak french to as English quickly became the common language. It was worth joining a few sports clubs alone to meet french people.
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