Colombe de Montaigne de Poncins, a graduate management student from Grenoble EM, talks about her experiences at Hanken School of Economics.
Studying abroad means being open to totally different ways of thinking and living. It seems difficult to integrate with others but we have to keep in mind that, regardless of differences, all students have the same age, study the same courses, have the same interests but mainly share common desire to learn new things.
Photos and text by Colombe de Montaigne de Poncins
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The Cultureur: “Midsummer - In summer, the sun never really sets and Finns take full advantage of the 24-hour daylight to party through the night. Midsummer is also the time when thousands of locals retreat to their mökkit (summer cottages) in the countryside to enjoy the great Finnish outdoors.”
International Travel Chick: “I had the pleasure of travelling with a Finnish attorney (Jura). Jura explained me that the Finns don’t do small talk and niceties. It’s not that they are rude, but they just don’t see the need for a lot of extra conversation. And, with it being so cold, I understand why.”
Textbooks and Passports: “Speaking at a conference on higher education at the University of Lisbon, José Manuel Barroso praisedthe scheme, saying it has “proven to be a great success, helping people to acquire the new skills that will be needed for the jobs of tomorrow.”
Textbooks and Passports: “Studying in Sweden involves no tuition fees, which leaves a huge saving, even considering moving abroad and the higher costs of living over here.”
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