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UniversitÚ des Sciences et Technologie de Lille: Lille I (USTL)

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3.84 / 5 based on 136 reviews
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dalle
Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ des Sciences et Technologie de Lille: Lille I
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: French
Was learning French a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your French?
My level before:
My level after:
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
none
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dalle
Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ des Sciences et Technologie de Lille: Lille I
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I think on average prices are a little higher than in Belgium, but e.g. you can eat at university for only 2,6 euros. Telephone (mobile) tariffs are quite more in France.
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Telephone, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Nightlife:
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
In comparison to Belgium France is less developed in the use of internet. Fortunately there is an internetroom for foreign people.
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dalle
Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ des Sciences et Technologie de Lille: Lille I
0.0/5
Academic
Course recommendations
(Maybe I'm pretty critical. I always compare things with the situation at my home university. I suppose people can't complain about Lille1 but in some cases Ghent is better. ;) ) Ask French students if you can copy their notes. I'm sure it will be fine for them. (As most of the times there you only have to study your notes, it is important to have good notes of course.)
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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
Haven't had any exams yet. Do know that they sometimes only ask one question so you 'd better study everything.
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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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dalle
Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ des Sciences et Technologie de Lille: Lille I
3.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
the difference in culture, but that's part of the Erasmus experience I think
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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
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Don't expect a big university with lots of facilities for the students, lots of parties everywhere, lots of student's movements. Lille1 is a good, friendly university if you are looking for a nice place to study, to meet other foreign students (there are about 300 Erasmus students every year, so it's fine to know everyone), to improve your French, to travel in the neighborhood, ...
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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
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
In Lille you are at about 1h from Paris, 45 minutes from Brussels, some hours from London, ...
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dalle
Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ des Sciences et Technologie de Lille: Lille I
2.5/5
Student life
Describe host city:
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
As I told before, Lille1 is about 6 km from the city center. The metro (15 minutes) only is in service till 0.15 am. You can have great fun, but you somethings have to seek for it.
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dalle
Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ des Sciences et Technologie de Lille: Lille I
0.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Lille1 is about 6 km away from the city center. It is easy to stay on 5 minutes by walk to the faculty, but unfortunately there not much to do on the campus (except for the Erasmus parties). The rooms are quite small. There are only few communal rooms such as a study room or a relaxation room.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
One thing to know is that you can rent a room on the campus from the International Relations office, but this 'll cost you 40 euros more then if you rent directely from the housing agency "crous" (157 euros). In the city center there is a house called "la maison bleue". It's a house with 18 rooms for Erasmus students. You pay about 270 euros, but I think it's worth paying that.
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