I had a great time studying in Grenoble: the area has so much to offer and I met new people from all over. Living in another country can pose some interesting challenges, but I found Grenoble both hospitable and open. Some days I enjoyed just exploring the surrounding area (not to mention all the skiing and hiking available). Having a large student population means that there are always plenty of young people out and plenty to do.
One of my goals for studying abroad was to gain some international perspective in my field. So at ENSIMAG I appreciated the opportunity to work alongside with other French students. It was also a good way to practice my French and learn some of the technical vocabulary that I'd never be taught at home. I found classes to be well-taught and fairly in-depth. Plus, I could relate new material in classes here with what I'd already seen before.
In short I found my stay in Grenoble both enjoyable and beneficial. I jumped at the chance when I heard about my university's exchange, and I think it would have been foolish not to.
Alex Miller, University of Idaho, USA