The University offers a double degree with Nanterre University (LLM English and French Laws with Maitrise/Master 1) that is really good. I really wanted to go abroad for at least a year, to practice my English, meet new people and discover a whole new kind of life. Essex offered me all that. I felt really comfortable at the University of Essex, right from the beginning! Everyone is concerned about your well being and if you have a problem in any course, there will always be someone (a tutor or a lecturer) to help you out. If you want an experience totally different from the experience you get in a French university, if you want to practice your English but stay close to France, if you want to have a good degree and if you want to enjoy yourself as much as I did and meet new people from all around the world, then Essex is made for you!
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I originally applied to study French and English Law at Essex, but then realised that Law was not for me so chose Business Management as I passed an economic baccalauréat. At the beginning of my first year it was a bit hard to make the transition from learning in French to English. However after the Christmas break everything was perfect, and I had a very good first year (socially and academically). What I loved was to meet people from different countries and different cultures. Applying to Essex can be a good experience for you, it has been for me a good opportunity to live in England, meet international students, and to discover the student life on campus, something that isn’t the same in France!