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3.80 / 5 based on 12 reviews
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Pierrot
UniversitÚ de Poitiers, Poitiers, France
Literature, Graduate, Independent
University of Virginia
3.8/5
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: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I'm bad in languages but I can live and study without being bilingual :o)
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Pierrot
UniversitÚ de Poitiers, Poitiers, France
Literature, Graduate, Independent
University of Virginia
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
apartments are very expensive in general compared to France and there is no governement assistance
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Overall, Travel, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
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 health system is VERY expensive...
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Pierrot
UniversitÚ de Poitiers, Poitiers, France
Literature, Graduate, Independent
University of Virginia
5.0/5
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
it's a very good university with good professors
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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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Pierrot
UniversitÚ de Poitiers, Poitiers, France
Literature, Graduate, Independent
University of Virginia
3.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
non
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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
3
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
ben profitez-en
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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
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
coin sympa ou il fait beau (avant j'etais au Michigan et ca pelait...), ville qui a ete elue comme meilleure ville moyenne des US pour la qualite de vie en 04, universite creee par Jefferson et ils en sont fiers, ambiance sympa
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Pierrot
UniversitÚ de Poitiers, Poitiers, France
Literature, Graduate, Independent
University of Virginia
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Activities, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
night life for students on the "Corner" also in the Downtown Mall (free concerts each Friday during the summer)
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Pierrot
UniversitÚ de Poitiers, Poitiers, France
Literature, Graduate, Independent
University of Virginia
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
less expensive and probably more quiet
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
good in general
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