Experience in Lille, France by Nana Adjoa
What is it like to live in Lille? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?
Lille is a very nice city. Mobility is not a problem thanks to the Transpole. The people there are very friendly and kind and I believe and know that if you are a foreigner and you want to learn speaking French, Lille is a good place for you. The people there really like engaging in conversations and with this you can pick up the French language. I would recommend Lille as a very nice and interesting place to live.
What is the student lifestyle like in Lille?
It’s easy going and very fun. There are many facilities available for students like libraries where they can borrow books and also ateliers and other clubs’ students can join to enhance the study of the course.
How much does it cost to live in Lille?
It actually depends on you, where you stay, what you eat, the things you buy and pay for. Approximately it costs like €250 per month for accommodation and food costs like €200 per month.
Is it difficult to find accommodation in Lille? Is there any advice you can give?
I don’t think it’s difficult to find accommodation in Lille. You have to make use of the Internet and other sites to search for accommodation and also in journals. With the help of Crous too, you could get accommodation.
What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?
The food is not bad. It’s mostly made with flour for example bread with minced meat. I prefer hamburgers and also fries and chicken nuggets.
What places would you recommend visiting in Lille?
Musée Louvre-Lens, Maison Natale Charles de Gaulle, zoo de Lille or Vieux Lille.
Is it good to eat out in Lille? Can you tell us your favourite spots?
It’s not bad to eat out in Lille but to cut costs I’d prefer cooking at home. L’etudiant is where I eat sometimes, it’s relatively cheaper compared to other places.
Is the nightlife good in Lille? Where is good to go?
The nightlife in Lille isn’t bad. There are many places you can visit like the cinema, restaurants, clubs normally during weekends, swimming pool, bowling places amongst others. It’s very fun.
What advice would you give future students heading to Lille?
It’s a good choice as a student to choose a school in Lille. the teachers are very good and teach very well. They try as much as possible to make you understand what they are teaching and also, they give you assignments so you understand things better.
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