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Wilfried Laurier University (WLU)

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4.27 / 5 based on 42 reviews
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Nicolas
Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Wilfried Laurier University
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I have really improved to be well understood. Indeed, I never had problems to write and understand, however my accent was really bad when I arrived.
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Nicolas
Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Wilfried Laurier University
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
Because my residence was far cheeper than my aprtment in Paris
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Housing, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Travel, Overall:
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
none
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Nicolas
Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Wilfried Laurier University
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Try to match your classes so that they are complementary.
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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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Nicolas
Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Wilfried Laurier University
4.7/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That Canada is really cold...
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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
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Excellent choice. The international exchange program really help for the integration.
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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
3
Final comments
You can have a cheep rail pass in order to travel across Canada from Quebec to Vancouver though the Rocky Mountains. It is a really beautiful trip.
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Nicolas
Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Wilfried Laurier University
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel, Activities: Takes place mostly within 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
Weavers'Arms is nice Irish pub to go out with lots of live music. Another nice place is Phil's with cheep drinks and good dance music.
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Nicolas
Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Wilfried Laurier University
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: Off-camus residence
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Off-campus residence
Why?
It is good to be off-campus because you are more mixed with the canadian people and you don't have to live with first year students. The residence is a good choice because it has a convivial atmosphere.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
On campus, the housing seems pretty good though I have never lived there. the problem is that there are too many international students and first years there.
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