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4.22 / 5 based on 141 reviews
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Laurent
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
International Relations, Graduate, Independent
University of Edinburgh
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
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
I was already fluent in English when I first arrived in Edinburgh, thanks to a 10-month internship in the US but I wanted it to improve it as much as possible and I think that's what I did thanks to both academic and social life
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Laurent
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
International Relations, Graduate, Independent
University of Edinburgh
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
I spent more money in Edinburgh than i would have had in France because the UK is more expensive and because of a quite vibrant social life.
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Food, Overall, Nightlife, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Travel:
was the same price as 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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Laurent
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
International Relations, Graduate, Independent
University of Edinburgh
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
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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
Yeas. Fewer and shorter presentations and more debates during seminars.
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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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Laurent
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
International Relations, Graduate, Independent
University of Edinburgh
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
No, nothing really.
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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
3
Activities
4
Campus life
1
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
I would actually recommend overseas students not to choose a University accomodation since they can fairly easily find much cheaper and nicer housing in the private sector
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
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
In a nutshell I have fully enjoyed my year in Edinburgh as much for academic reasons as social ones and I would strongly recommend the place: a vibrant university in a vibrant city !
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Laurent
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
International Relations, Graduate, Independent
University of Edinburgh
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, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Club : PrivÚ Council (cheapest drinks) Bar: Any pub Food: "Le petit Paris"
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Laurent
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
International Relations, Graduate, Independent
University of Edinburgh
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Because I really liked the flat I lived and living with "locals" made it an even more enjoyable experience.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
none
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