Going Places – Students’ #GEMove journey, before and after

On y va !
That’s what many gemiens/gemiennes are saying after receiving their study abroad allocations last month at the GEMove International Allocation Day. Five students have shared their allocation journey and details about their choice of destination for next year. One of the great things about studying abroad at GEM is that the options are nearly endless with the variety of programs and large number of partner schools to choose from all over the world. Here, students recap their allocation experience and share insights on their upcoming adventures.

A semester in Canada during Year 2:

Louise Chapuis

Louise is currently in the first year in the Grand École program. She selected Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. She will study there during the spring semester of 2017.
During the day of the allocation, she was stressed because she wasn’t sure she would get her top choice, Continue reading

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Recap: GEMove International Allocation Day – February 2016

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A few weeks ago, students of GEM gathered excitedly in the auditorium for the GEMove International Allocation Day. One by one, over 500 students were called by name in order to choose their study abroad destination for next year – one of the biggest decisions in their lives so far. The Allocation was led by Mark Thomas, the Associate Dean & Director of International Affairs. Along with the team behind the system application, Mark called each student who awaited an allocation one by one, providing guidance, direction and even tele-consultation when it deemed necessary.

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The Allocation itself consisted of more than 500 applicants, which began last October with the information campaign. Students could choose up to 10 universities on their application. Similar to the previous years, some of the most popular destinations Continue reading