Max, graduate student in landscaping
Two years at AGROCAMPUS OUEST as a German student
Max spent 2 years at l'Institut Agro Rennes-Angers as a German student. He told us all about his experience of the course.
Max choose to come and do his Master’s at l'Institut Agro Rennes-Angers, a partner institution of his college, Hochschule Weitenstephan, located near Munich (Germany), via the ERASMUS programme.
Max was very pleased with the 4 semesters he spent at l'Institut Agro Rennes-Angers and used this experience to learn about landscaping approaches. The training that he did, offered him a first look from an academic perspective on the science of landscaping.
The place given over to graphic production during projects was less significant that in his home college, and this is what made his experience so richly rewarding. “Changing my habits and seeing things differently took me at least a semester!”
“I think ERASMUS students benefit from studying abroad and my own experience at l'Institut Agro Rennes-Angers certainly confirms this. Everyone is really nice. You can always count on someone, whether another student or a member of staff. In terms of the language, it’s not always easy for the first few months, but gradually you begin to understand and you have the feeling of discovering a language, which is very enjoyable.”
These two years enabled him to improve his French considerably. “When I arrived, I wasn’t even able to buy a cinema ticket!” he admits. He had no difficulty making new friends. The orientation weekend, the evenings organised by students, and life in the dormitory also helped him to settle in.