Exchange Report - EDHEC Lille September - December 2007
Yes, you do need a temporary long stay visa, there is not very much help provided
when it comes to acquiring this visa, the campus France part was probably the most
confusing, and in the end I am not even sure how relevant it was. For campus France I
didn’t completely fill in all of the parts, it was a brand new requirement for us but could
maybe (and hopefully) be more organized for you. My friend and I went to Vancouver to
get our Visas, be prepared for them to be running very late (we were there for hours). I
would recommend mailing it in if you are able to. It was free.
There were not a large amount of courses offered in English, more were offered in
French. However the ones that were offered were quite different from Uvic’s courses.
The Management Styles Seminar was very informative and was probably my favourite
class along with the French courses available.
There is an issue where we were automatically signed up for a French course in
Lille over and above the other classes we chose. We ended up having the choice to
“drop” another class in Lille. Dropping a course is somewhat impossible records wise at
EDHEC but UVic does change it for you.
I took the Management Styles Seminar, the Business Game, Cost and Decision,
the French class in Nice and a French class in Lille, Logistics, and Topics in French
Business. Logistics had a computer lab for the course and Cost and Decision had lengthy
During the school year the classes did not require large amounts of homework,
however, the exams (especially Cost and Decision) were difficult because we were not
given nearly enough time. This could also be from the fact that EDHEC changed their
testing formats this year and no longer allow any multiple choice questions. This made it
hard to study from past exams because they were all mostly multiple choice.
The teaching really varied depending on the class. I found that most of our