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Erasmus Experience in Grenoble, France by Femi

Published by Femi Leko — 3 years ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Grenoble, Grenoble, France

Why did you choose to go to Grenoble, France?

I choose Grenoble because it's a student city. I believe that is a very important feature to research on before going to any city because being a student city contributes to the integration of the culture and language. And my program was in that city so that was a plus. Lastly it's connected to other countries in the south of Europe, it's close to Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Monaco, Germany and more.

How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?

I am not a on scholarship, the tuition fee is France is just wonderful, the only expense you might have to worry about is accommodation and probably your monthly allowance. Grenoble is pretty expensive in those sections so it's either you have to save from home or just get a scholarship.

Would you recommend the city and the University of Grenoble to other students?

Yes i will, it's a wonderful city, beautiful and there is a lot activities to keep students busy.

What is the food like?

Well, I think the food is pretty similar to other regions of France, they have a nice menu called "Sole à la grenobloise". It's tasty. You should also prepare to eat a lot of cheese. If you have native French friends then you might taste a cheese meal called "Raclette" et pomme de terre.

Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Grenoble?

Not really I stayed in the student residence, and thanks to the French government they have this system called "CAF" where they pay part of your accommodation and if you are lucky also your monthly transport fare.

How much does it cost to live in Grenoble?

Well depends on your life style, for the non extravagant people out there 500-550 euros should do monthly. But if it's the other way around then be prepared to open 1500 euros monthly.

Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the University?

Yes... depends on your program tho, but must programs offer language courses at the language department of the main University.

What's the easiest or most economical way to travel to Grenoble from your city?

I believe it's the Tram. But a lot of student prefer renting bikes because it's quite flexible in terms of time. The bus and the tram have a specific functioning time so if mistakenly you pass that time then you will have to walk home.

Where would you recommend to go on a night out in Grenoble?

The city centre is the place. Gambetta and Victor Hugo. It's always bubbling with students because there are lot pubs, clubs and hanging out spots around.

And for eating? Can you recommend some good restaurants in Grenoble?

Une Semaine Sur Deux or Le Marie Margaux.

Is there any other advice that you could give to students going to Grenoble in the future?

My advice would be to learn a little French before you come to Grenoble, so that life can be easy for you. When you come take a hike to the Bastille, go to the city centre during the day and at night. And don't hang around with International Students too much, explore and try to make french friends.

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