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

A Hello from a rainy but warm and welcoming city, Vancouver !

universityWhen arriving to Canada, we had great ice breaking days where we met our coordinator Julia, our main professor Sharka and our class mates. Among them, we are lucky to have 3 great Canadian charming people. We discovered the beauty of the city by having dinner to that magnificent place that gave us a splendid view of Olympic game.

We didn’t expect to be that well welcomed with lots of visits of the town, activities, in a nutshell, great atmosphere and awesome organization.  We kind of really feel spoiled sometimes. Lucky us! Continue reading

Anticipation, Excitement and Futures: GEMove International Allocation Day

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The GEMove International Allocation Day, a very special day for many students at Grenoble École de Management, is approaching quickly and the excitement of the day is rising as each day draws nearer. On February 3, more than 500 applicants will choose where they will spend their semester / one-year study abroad or double degree next year. There will be Continue reading

Ringing in the New Year with welcome and wishes of success for new exchange students at GEM.

It’s January in Grenoble! Which means snow-covered Alps, and a throbbing GEM campus with students eager to start the new semester after the holidays. The Center for International Affairs is happy to welcome more than 85 new international exchange students onto our Grenoble campus. Most of these students have arrived for a semester long exchange, and this year we have welcomed students from nations all over the globe including Canada, China, the United States, India and Singapore. Continue reading

Oui in Grenoble, the experience of an american student at GEM

When I look back at the time when I was deciding if I would enroll in a one-year exchange program at Grenoble École de Management, it’s hard for me to believe that I considered not coming here. I contemplated for good reasons such as putting off the beginning of my professional career for another year, but in the end, the benefits outweighed the costs. It sounds cliché (oui, oui) because it’s what any student who has ever studied abroad will tell you, but my experience here at GEM so far has been indescribable and better than I could have ever imagined.

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Katie’s first day of classes at GEM

Why did you choose GEM?

My home university has a partnership with GEM, and so the Masters of Management exchange was an obvious choice for me due to the accessibility and correlation with my master degree in the US. A few of the deciding factors in my decision included the international atmosphere of the school, high rankings of my program, and the inclusiveness of the French culture with an academic environment. Many students from my university have completed this program in the past so I had several first hand personal testimonies to reference, which made my decision much easier.

I chose France for cultural aspects. I was in France for a short time 3 years ago on a one-month study abroad so I knew a bit of what living here would be like. Continue reading