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“I completed Eighth in dentistry they usually took 6”: the portrait and motivations of Elona, ​​a medical pupil from Orléans who’s following the course in Zagreb

In Zagreb, it is not a lot hotter, nor a lot nicer than in Orleans proper now. That is good, Elona did not come there to do some sightseeing. Since January 13, this 19-year-old from Orleans has joined Croatia by airplane, with lots of her classmates.

The primary that began at Lab’O firstly of the varsity 12 months in September. All these French college students, 16 in quantity, took programs on the School of Medication of Zagreb from Orléans within the 1st semester.

For the second semester, head south, due to this fact, to check face-to-face inside the worldwide and English-speaking stream (referred to as MSE for Medical Research in English). Courses will start on Monday, January 23. The six-year course will, in idea, straddle the 2 cities for the primary two years after which “nearly all the time in France”.

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All have rented a studio close to the middle of Zagreb, the college rooms being rented out on a yearly foundation. “The college is accessible on foot or by tram.”

Elona in entrance of the college, in Zagreb, just a few days in the past.

“I completed Eighth in dental, they took 6”

Elona, ​​who has been bilingual since she handed via the worldwide English part of the Jean-Zay highschool, had no hassle successful the competitors earlier than the summer season. She is set to grow to be a health care provider.

“After my baccalaureate, I went to Paces (first 12 months of drugs) in Excursions. Nevertheless it fell the 12 months of the reform (well being research) and there have been only a few locations. I completed Eighth out of 1,200 in dental they usually took 6. And 135 in drugs whereas I got here a hundred and fiftieth.”

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The good pupil fails narrowly and fairly unfairly. She continues in L2 of biology in Orléans: “I didn’t wish to enter LAS as a result of I had a bitter feeling…” She intends to attempt her luck once more in third 12 months however she learns that Orléans residents in LAS3 can be much less taken than these de Excursions, that the algorithm deprived them.


A bit disgusted and afraid of being scalded once more, she opted for Zagreb: “I referred to as the Metropolis on the final day of registration. I used to be informed that I may take the competitors as many instances as I wished. J noticed it as an opportunity to keep away from issues in France.”

She handed the MCQ of the doorway examination, in English, on the primary attempt.

“In Cross, we cram for the competitors. There, we be taught to be taught.”

Elona appears delighted with this system “which resembles that of Excursions”, the lecturers and the ambiance. “We now have steady checks, all 12 months spherical. And on a regular basis, a written and an oral.” Very concerned, the younger lady can also be a category consultant and does tutoring for her much less seasoned classmates.

In Zagreb, they are going to discover the category of 35 international college students, from everywhere in the world (Japan, Israel, Mexico, Germany, Canada, and many others.), who observe the course 100% in Zagreb and their lecturers whom they’ve solely seen on screens up to now.

“We had between 2:30 and 4 hours of video classes a day within the first semester, in Orléans. The lecturers discover us diligent at school and are tremendous enthusiastic.”

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Her future diploma being worldwide, she doesn’t forbid herself to go and work overseas at some point. “It affords prospects!” When she is going to not be required, like her comrades, to return to work in Orléans for five years, on the finish of her research, below the scholarship obtained (as much as 9,000 euros out of the 12,000 that the coaching prices annually) .

“It’s important as a result of I haven’t got time to work on the facet. Many would have needed to take out pupil loans, in any other case.”

For internships, from the third 12 months, Elona understands that they are going to do them in France, “on the CHU d’Orléans or wherever we would like. However we’ve got no particulars”. That is, actually, not the clearest level.

Marie Guibal


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