What an amazing experience May 30, 2017

By (Paris Business College) - abroad from 09/09/2013 to 05/16/2014 with

International University of Monaco: Monaco - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned how to become more independent

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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.

I originally went to study at the International University of Monaco for a semester but enjoyed it so much that I ended up completing the rest of my degree there (3 more semesters)!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I organised my own housing

* Food:

There is a small cafeteria at the University that provides breakfast, lunch and snacks.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

There is a diverse range of cultures at the University from all around the world.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

The university offered a partner health care program for students that was easily accessible. I believe it was more expensive than the health care in Paris though.

* Safety:

Monaco was extremely safe and there are policeman placed all around the city.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Everything was better than I expected

Finances

* 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)

I lived in Nice because it was cheaper than living in Monaco. In Nice, I was able to work part-time and earn enough money to live off.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $200 including accommodation
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Find a part-time job and take the bus (it's the cheapest method of transport)

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Student Association
  • Location
  • Students
* What could be improved?
  • Student Housing
  • Cheaper Health Care
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That living in France and commuting to Monaco every day is actually a great option. It's cheaper to live and you get incredible views along the Riviera.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.