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
Immigration, international trade, migration, medical tourism, economics, China, USA, India, international exchange programmes.
Summary of book
If you are interested in international trade, you should read this book. If you would like to travel or to work abroad, you should read this book. If you think the solution to the current economic crisis is for countries to close their borders and stop trading with each other (it isn’t), you should read this book. If you sometimes get annoyed by people from other countries (we all do, sometimes) you should read this book. And if your job is to send students to study in a foreign country to study (!!) and you would like to understand the economic, rather than the philosophical, rationale behind what you are doing, you should read this book.
Carol Atkinson: “exchange students return home with a more positive view of the country in which they had studied and the people with whom they have interacted