Since my first year of high school, when I took my first French language class, I knew I had to study abroad in France. Having lived in Florida my whole life and only traveling within the United States, France seemed like a whole other world to me. Every year for the next five years, I told my parents that I was coming to France for college so they would get used to the idea. Choosing to come to Grenoble was as easy as decisions can get. My mentor at the University of Florida had come to Grenoble Ecole de Management to study a year before my arrival, and she had nothing but amazing things to say about the city and its people. Most students at my school chose more popular, tourist locations to study, especially Paris, but I knew that I would get a more balanced and true French environment in the city of Grenoble.
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An American View of Studying in France: Anuja Parikh, a student from University of Florida talks about her international exchange at Grenoble EM
Sophie Ruscica, a graduate management student from Grenoble EM, talks about her experiences at University of Florida.
Located in Gainesville, the UF campus welcomes more than 50,000 students. The International Business program is very rich and colorful including teamwork, case studies, readings, etc.. It offers students the opportunity to develop in class and off class skills required to succeed in an international working environment.
Photos and text by Sophie Ruscica