Erasmus Experience in Strasbourg, France by Toscano
Why did you choose to go to Strasbourg, France?
History, Culture and European Institutions I am Sudying a Master In Global Affairs and Strasburgh makes the perfect location for that.
How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?
What is the student lifestyle like in Strasbourg?
Great student lifestyle.
Would you recommend the city and the University of Strasbourg to other students?
I would absolutely recommend it it. It is a great place to be.
What is the food like?
Food is good but expensive in restaurants I don't go out much, I recommend plat du jour, is very good everywhere and not too expensive, you can also search for Italian or Chinese restaurants some of them have buffet and that's a great deal.
Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Strasbourg?
It's difficult to find good and not too expensive accommodation unless you have friends or family already in Strasburg. Erasmus is always very helpful and many students can help yo out. There are some critical months and weeks everyyear. The city is very busy all the time, but prices high rock during Parliamentarian sessions.
How much does it cost to live in Strasbourg?
It is expensive, I usually need about 800 euros a month to cover all my needs, house, food, cleaning, transportation, and some traveling.
Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the University?
Strasburgh is so international you can find people from almost all parts of the world and all languagues are spoken here. Besides that there are many language courses available in many places.
What's the easiest or most economical way to travel to Strasbourg from your city?
Lots of students use bus or train to come to Strasburgh and it's fun, you get to meet new friends in the journey and enjoy a good conversation some time watch a good movie or read a book, you also have wifi conectivity.
Where would you recommend to go on a night out in Strasbourg?
I am not a party guy so I would go to the theatre, or the Opera house or to any of the many lectures available for free like the ones in Librería Kleber, one of my favorite places. There are also lots of bars with happy hour and beer and wine are great in this town.
And for eating? Can you recommend some good restaurants in Strasbourg?
I usually eat at home, but there are many great restaurants in town for all kind budgets.
What good cultural sites are there to visit?
There are many great museums and lots of cultural events and the best is they all are very close and easy to reach.
Is there any other advice that you could give to students going to Strasbourg in the future?
Be more open to new experiences, try to talk to every kind of people, young or old, rich or poor, no matter the nationality or how they look, there are many thing we can learn just by interacting. Always go with good open heart, offer help to the lost and needed and you will get many good things in return. This is a great city, people are very nice and friendly and make you feel at home, we should make others feel at home as well.
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