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Université de Savoie

15 Expenses Reviews
3.84 / 5 based on 98 reviews
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Emily
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université 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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Housing, Nightlife, Food:
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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Stuart
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université de Savoie
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
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Housing, Nightlife, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food:
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
The mobile phone companies (or at least Orange France) absolutely shaft their users by putting a time-limit on using credit - so 10€ has to be used in 2 weeks. Other than that, my family could call my landline for 2p/min (that's because they had a good deal in the UK). The university's computer service made me decide to buy a laptop (which took 2 months to arrive from Britain). I now think I could have lived without it, but the combination of inaccessible opening hours at campus (no evenings or weekends), French keyboards ("AZERTY"? WTF?) and mooching off friends meant that I decided it was the best option. Banking and stuff was OK, I was with BNP Paribas and didn't have any problems (except for with their dodgy name). I arranged my house and Responsibilité Civile insurance through them, and could use the account free throughout the Euro-zone. The Erasmus grand was a great help (about 2000€), and covered the cost of the expensive student accommodation, although the grand came a bit later than I'd have liked (November & March).
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Sophie
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Université de Savoie
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Exchange Rate...
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Travel, Overall, Housing, Nightlife, Telephone, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Make a plan. I didn't...and it backfired. Try to get a little job - it can help. However, if you can't - you are subsidized by the government.
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serena
University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Independent
Université de Savoie
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
food in this part of france is cheaper. Travel by train is cheaper and more efficient than at home.
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Overall, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Food:
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
none
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Weronika
Ekonomická Univerzita V Bratislave, Bratislava, Slovakia
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université de Savoie
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
In general almost all the products/services in Western Europe are more expensive than in Poland.
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Travel, Overall, Nightlife, Housing, Telephone, Food:
was more expensive than 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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Stephen
University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Université de Savoie
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Found myself taking more rmoney out from cash machines to cover the charge of withdrawal, and then I would just spend the cash. Generally just bad with finances though. Alot of things could've been alot cheaper if I was better with my finance.
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Overall, Housing, Nightlife, Food, Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than 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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