Garfield Posted January 4, 2007 Share Posted January 4, 2007 Back to Scotland again! And "glad" to see that... not much has changed since I left before Christmas. Just a note for the non-EU citizen and non-students: Erasmus is a european program that allows you to study abroad while paying the fees of your own university. So, to annoy any british student that might wander on the forum, that means I'm actually paying something like Ã‚Â£250 for a year of study at the University of Glasgow (yes, you can hate me for this ). We *do* have low-uni fees in France (but we also *do* have lousy uni... So, this is the fine part of the story. Because we are foreign students, we are not entitled to any governemental aid (which is logical, I agree). We have a nice Erasmus grant of something like... Ã‚Â£600 a year (great, my student residence costs me Ã‚Â£3600 a year...) So you might want to get some work. Bad thing: your mobile phone number your CV starts with 0033. So you go online to shop for a cheap mobile. When he ask your personal details, you enter the much dreaded 0033 number and... it comes out unvalid. Uhuh... So no cheap mobile, you'll have to face the mobile phone shop employees, who have at least **** in contract forcing. Maybe I should just sit on a sidewalk I wail to get a bit of money The experience is indeed awesome, I love it, but rather strangely, it scares me to see that all the money I had spared in two years of part-time/holiday jobs is gone, and my parent's money is starting to go down the drain as well. And I still have several years of studying waiting for me back in France. Ho, by the way, if you are a British and want to come to France, do not go through Erasmus, because your British fees would still be higher than those you'll pay as an international student While I am here, I'll give you a selection of the most funniest thing I have heard about France and French since I am here: "Do you have a French internet?" "You dubb movies in French?? How come???" Read on a newspaper article in the French Department at Uni: "If you want to seduce a French women, go for it frankly, they are used to it, and they like it." Heard in literature tutorial: Teacher: What was the aim of the French revolution? Student: Wasn't it some kind of bourgeois power thingo? Me: Daily talking Flatmate: You English is really good! Me: Yeah, you'd think they'd send non-English speakers to study in Great Britain, but strangely they don't... Do anyone have similar experience to share? Have you ever lived out of your own country (and subsequently felt...foreign )? Link to comment
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