Une Vie Magnifique! Past Review

By (Bentley University) - abroad from 09/04/2013 to 12/12/2013 with

NEOMA Business School: Rouen - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much about other cultures and the world, I have much more patience, I matured a lot, and I feel as though I am an overall happier and more relaxed person after this amazing experience.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I found my courses to be very easy. The library is poor compared to what I'm used to at my home university.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Anissa was a great, helpful administrator.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Pleiade is the most spacious. However the heat did not work and the hot water sometimes did not work.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

A group called Culture Connection at RBS does a lot of wonderful events to help integrate the international and French students.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

It is not safe to walk around by yourself at night and there were some safety issues with the provided housing

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


* 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 travelled a lot so I used most of my budget on travel expenses. However, it is very easy to stay on a strict when in Rouen as it is not very expensive.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 400


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? Highschool
How many hours per day did you use the language?

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

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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?
  • Local People
  • International Students
  • Professors
* What could be improved?
  • Campus Facilities
  • Housing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Although the academic part of abroad is important, take advantage of every minute of being in a foreign country: from the people to the food to the travel opportunities because stressing over school is not worth the energy when you have so much at your finger tips!