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UniversitÚ des Sciences Humaines (Strasbourg II)

74 reviews
4.17 / 5 based on 74 reviews
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Stephanie
University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ des Sciences Humaines (Strasbourg II)
5.0/5
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Taking notes in a lecture type situation was very difficult for me. The instructors based everything off of their notes; there were no textbooks unless it was a literature course. They spoke very fast and said a lot over the course of the lecture.
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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, Overall, Housing, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Food:
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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Stephanie
University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ des Sciences Humaines (Strasbourg II)
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Don't try to take courses that are above your level. Many people took third year courses because they were in their third year at their home university, then found the courses were too difficult. The professors of the smaller courses tended to be more accomodating of international students.
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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
none
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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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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)
2.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Travel, Activities: 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
Except for two or three night clubs, most bars closed early in Strasbourg. Unless you wanted to dance or knew of a private party, there wasn't a lot to do at night in Strasbourg.
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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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