It was an interesting experience. Past Review

By (MS in Global Business, Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management) for

NEOMA Business School: Rouen - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I'm not sure if it's worthwhile. It is true that I got to see the world more and made a lot of friends from different parts of the world. However, the program in the host school didn't start until November. For the first two months I got only one project to do and it's not very fulfilling for me. After the program started, I found out that it just started, which means I had to do the basics again as I already finished the basic courses in my first year of the master's program.

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 am supposed to be in the second year of my master's program but the exchange program sent me to their first year. The courses were a repeat of what I've learned at my home school and were too basic for me. This is my biggest complaint.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The strength of the program is that the school overall has a very diverse student body and I get a taste of different culture through on-campus interaction. Its weakness is that the program is not very organized and the professors are not as good as the ones at my home school.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:


* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The program itself doesn't have a lot to offer in terms of organizing field trips or events. But the school had a diverse student body and there were a lot of school events going on.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Rouen is a pretty safe city.

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?

They offer free french classes every week to exchange students which is beneficial.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • I got a real taste of the French culture.
* What could be improved?
  • The course structure.