Moving to a new country is incredibly exciting, and for me, coming to HEC was the first time I was moving alone. After receiving my acceptance letter, the next question on my mind was “Where am I going to live?”
After a lot of consideration, I decided to live on campus. This meant that I could participate more in the society events and I’d never have to worry about being late! In the UK, my university is also a campus. It made sense to me to do the same in France, and so far, it’s been a great way to integrate into the HEC community.
I have a co-douche, so a private room with a shared shower. This is great as it means I have my own space. I was lucky to be placed in a building not far from the main teaching area, so it means that the library and all the extra-curricular events are a short walk away.
The people living on my floor are incredibly friendly. Within the first few weeks at HEC, we had all spent some time together. There are so many countries represented here, and it’s a great way to learn about each other’s cultures. If I’ve had a quiet day, I like to invite friends over to relax with a film and some wine.
There’s plenty to do on campus, especially if you become a member of a society. I’ve also found that going for walks, especially in autumn, is a good way to spend some time relaxing.
Here’s a photo I took by the lake:
There are plenty of options for traveling to Paris thanks to carpooling and the HEC transport services. Read my other post explaining how they all work!