Bonjour! I am Paulina and I look after our French students coming to the University of Essex. Each year we welcome a number of students from France to study various courses including English and French Law, Politics, and Business Management, and we are delighted that you are considering joining them. We currently have over 270 French students studying at Essex. Below you'll find some country-specific information which I hope you will find helpful. Please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below with any questions.
The University offers a double degree with Nanterre University 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 wellbeing 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!
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!