Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting up with two GEM students currently studying at Durham University in the north of England and my colleague and good friend, Philip Warwick. As well as being a regular contributor to Global Ed, Philip has done some excellent research on strategy and the internationalization of British universities and we are currently working on a research project together in the same field. While I was there though, I asked the two students, Margot Stokes and Janhaëlle Ribeiro-Storm to give their perspective on studying in the UK and life as an international student. Continue reading
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STUDY ABROAD / INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE : Petr Jiskra gives a Czech view on life and study on a double degree programme in Grenoble
My way to GEM was pretty straightforward. Since my first year at my home university, I knew that I want to do a double degree program abroad. When I reached the end of second year and was about to choose which school to go to, I paid good attention to the recommendations from professors and GEM´s past students. I did not regret it, GEM was a brilliant choice.
Photos and text by Petr Jiskra
Pascal Masapollo, a graduate management student from Grenoble EM, talks about his experience at City University of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is a city where all your dream become reality ! It is not just about buildings and noodles but also about amazing landscapes, people, and cultural experiences ! The City University of Hong Kong offers amazing facilities (even a swimming pool!). Everything is made so that you can enjoy your time like never before… So you’d better not forget your camera !!
Text and photo by Pascal Masapollo
Marion Jarraud & Chloé Penant, two graduate management students from Grenoble EM, talk about their experiences at Queen´s University, Canada.
Want to live an unforgettable and amazing international experience? Well, let’s go to Queen’s! Situated in Ontario, Queen’s is one of the best business schools in Canada with high quality professional-oriented courses taught by fascinating experienced teachers that will provide you with a very good background for your future professional life.
Text and photos by Marion Jarraud & Chloé Penant, Grenoble EM, France
Léa Gaillard, a graduate management student from Grenoble EM, talks about her experiences at ITESM Campus Guadalajara.
I had an opportunity to study at ITESM Campus Guadalajara for one year. It is easily possible that the year in Mexico is going to be the best year of my life because of the things we can afford to do, unlike in Europe. In fact, Mexico is a perfect place combining cheap costs and outstanding landscape.
Photos and text by Léa Gaillard
Marie Elizabeth Lelu, a graduate management student from Grenoble EM, talks about her experiences at Koç University.
Turkey is relatively young and dynamically emerging country. It is amazing to witness the refinement of Istanbul, which once was the cultural and political center of the most powerful empires. In this city which never sleeps, and connects two continents Europe and Asia, it is hard to believe that you won’t be enjoying amazing moments!
Photos and text by Marie Elizabeth Lelu
Jessica Grenat, a graduate management student from Grenoble EM, talks about her experiences at Singapore Management University.
With a thriving environment, Singapore is an amazing experience to live, willing to preserve its traditions in an advanced society! Symbolizing the Asian golden coast by excellence, it is quite Americanized, focusing on shopping, but also impressively developed in terms of growing companies and infrastructures. And, at the same time, Singapore is alive keeping a deep Asian culture celebrating each tradition and religious event in the streets.
This year four million lucky students will have an international experience in a foreign higher education institution. The success of this experience will depend on many things, but mostly on their ability to adapt to the new culture.
Over the past 20 years, management schools in France have led the way in providing young internationally minded graduates fit to work in modern business. They should recognize this and stop apologizing for what they have achieved.
“Do any French people actually work in your school, Mark?”
My international visitor was looking incredulously around in the vast entrance of my school. This school lies in a medium-sized French city at the bottom of the French Alps. I had just taken him for coffee with my Austrian colleague, had introduced to two programme directors (one Irish and one English), and had bumped into our Academic Director (Scottish) and one of our most senior professors in HRM (American).