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UniversitÚ des Sciences Humaines (Strasbourg II)

74 reviews
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FunkyChick
University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ des Sciences Humaines (Strasbourg II)
4.7/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That Strasbourg was the second most expensive cituy after Paris! Also, I wish I had known that it was possible to undertake a 'stage' in LEA - the departmet with which I was registered.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
1
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
The level of language study here is very high
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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
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
Ensure that you plan your year abroad carefully as regards courses, modules, etc. The same applies to your budget(perhaps even more so!) Think about getting a part-time job throughout the year so that you won't have trouble looking for jobs in the summmer if you intend to stay until September. To apply for jobs, it is best to arrive in the August before your year abroad. Overall, my year abroad experience was very challenging but very, very positive and I would recommend Strasbourg to anyone planning to study in France. Strasbourg is a very multi-national, multi-cultural city, where you'll make some of the greatest friendships and have the best time of your life.
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Koni
University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ des Sciences Humaines (Strasbourg II)
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
I know it can be the easiest thing to do when you first get to a new country and in strange situations, to bind yourself to a group of people that speaks your language. From personal experience, It is always better to have a good mix of friends. Make an effort with the french students because (eventhough it might be a struggle at first) it will benefit you in the long run, as you won't find yourself always taking the easy way out and speak english whenever you have a problem communicating your views across. You will always learn something from the french students and it will help with your confidence and classes as well.
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Stephanie
University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ des Sciences Humaines (Strasbourg II)
4.7/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I would have found a way to meet a family early in my trip. I met a family in a nearby town towards the end of my time abroad and they helped me a lot.
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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
4
Costs
1
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The students at the university in Strasbourg are very willing to help out international students. Talk to the people around you; it will help a lot!
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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
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Take the opportunity to use the train system to travel throughout Europe while you are there! Youth hostels and one-star hotels are inexpensive and give you a place to sleep. Get a good map of your host city so you can find where you want to go. Learn the bus/subway systems to get around.
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Stephanie
University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ des Sciences Humaines (Strasbourg II)
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Government assistance<br> Other
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
The exchange rate between the franc and the dollar was not very good at the time of my program. Also, housing was very expensive. I travelled more while I was there, so that cost me more money.
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Travel, Telephone, Overall, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
The SecuritÚ Sociale program in France will pay part of any student's housing, including international students. Check bank rates before choosing a bank in France; most have hidden costs, such as fees to close the account.
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Koni
University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ des Sciences Humaines (Strasbourg II)
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Great tarte flambees at les trois brasseurs (which has been renamed to just les brasseurs now I think). Most of the international students I knew congegrated there because of good cheap beer and lots of good deals during happy hour. Le trou on a monday night was a big hit but now I think it might have shut down. There are also salsa classes in cafe des anges. If you fancy a nice relaxing drink with a good crowd then I suggest Le gayot. A great pasta takeaway place I recommend is near le gayot, and there are also great kebab places in the city centre. Cinemas has to be the UGC which is the biggest one near the bridge at the Esplanade tramstop. Anything else just give me a shout... I can't think of anything right now. :)
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Stephanie
University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ des Sciences Humaines (Strasbourg II)
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why?
I lived in a studio apartment by myself, so French interaction was not common at my home. If I lived with a family, French interaction would have been more present in my daily activities.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The University provided many opportunities for finding accomodations once I arrived in Strasbourg. They also had utility companies present on campus to set up new accomodations.
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