"Living in Paris gave me a totally different perception on what any tourist has before living there" Past Review

By (Marketing/GB, Suffolk University) for

Ecole Superieure De Commerce De Paris: Paris - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
"Suffolk University was excellent in regards of support, information, assistance. I was expecting the same or similar in Paris, but it was the opposite. Although I had to learn to communicate effectively and achieve my goals on my own, I could have done a lot more and wasted less time if the host university would have an efficient organization and student support."

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Workload, grading system and teaching methods were fair. I didn't like the University's organization. It was very inefficient and poor. Classes were not equipped properly. Almost every single class we would waste at least 20 minutes in order to get the appropriate technological equipments to work.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • N/A

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The university location in paris
* What could be improved?
  • having a better organization
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? If you are a student seeking networking, and understanding how a city moves within a high-society; in Paris you have it all. Be wise and take advantage of your presence in Paris.