Université de Montréal (Canada)
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At the end of study, you find out you will never get a chance to do Master's degree because of your average.( You were A student in English school).
In English universities: you can go see any professor as your advisor to discuss about your study. In UdeM, there's only one professor works as so-called "responsable", who is in charge of the whole department. If this person wants the students treat him as a "God", then the service will be really bad, sometimes this person is not in good mood (or you talk with him and say something which didn't satisfy him and you didn't even realize it),he will not submit the courses you write down on the form for new semester, then you will have difficulty to register your courses, don't even think about any advice. I didn't really get any advice during my study, but I paid all theses fees.
The students do evaluation of the courses online in English universities, but UdeM, students just fill the form and hand in the department, they can easily cheat, how can they modify their work?
Don't expect them to speak English, sometimes, you will make them mad by doing this, this can cause the final F for the course. Don't hand in homework in English and never think about take exams in English.Avoid undergraduate programs!!!
Next, safety. It is actually one of the safer schools you could get into, as there's not nearly as many crimes committed on campus, despite all the nightlife around the city.
And, most of the time, student government is nothing like what you are used to. There are student unions for virtually every department (all students are unionized and the student unions represent students) and they work more like labor unions than a normal SG.
Two downsides I've met during my time: some top-floor bathrooms seemed to be in poor condition and Roger-Gaudry classrooms didn't have power sockets so students that brought laptops to class had to pray their battery didn't fail them during classes. Otherwise, any problems you may encounter there are common to all extra-large schools.One final piece of advice: if your French isn't at an AP-level (unlike most of the students there), you're going to spend four long years playing catch-up with respect to French even though there are a great number of courses where English-language textbooks are the norm.
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