What is communication? Communication is a two-way process of reaching a mutual understanding, in which participants not only exchange information, news, ideas and feelings but also create and share meaning. In general, communication is a means of connecting people or places. Living in China, gives us a new understanding of how important communication is, in a place where you sometimes feel illiterate because of the Chinese characters. We will explain our methods of communication in different situations. Continue reading
I’m Kevin Della Pace and i’m on exchange from University College Dublin. I’ve spent a year in Grenoble now so I wanted to part my experiences to you.
After finding out that my Erasmus was set for Grenoble in April, I had the whole summer for it to build up and eventually sink in. France, a new country with different ways of doing things as well as a new culture to get used to. Granted I am half Italian so I have some understanding of how a Latin country works (to a degree!) So I wasn’t too worried about coming here in fact if anything I was very excited as France is one of the places I have been longing to live in ever since I started going there when I was a little kid living next door in Italy. Continue reading
Lucie Rozinthe, has been studying at the National Chengchi University in Taipei since January. She describes to us the differences she has seen there in the education, the way of life and also how it compares to France.
“The main reason that I wanted to do an exchange in Asia was because I know that nowadays it’s important to know about Asian culture and how it works.” She went to Taipei because its culture is like in China, except it’s “easier to live there.” Continue reading
My name is Andrea Paredes and I am an exchange student from Spain- Universidad Complutense de Madrid. I wanted to share with you my experience as an exchange student, I can sum it up in one word: Excellent.
I arrived in Grenoble on the 3rd of September, I was amazed at how beautiful the environment was, surrounded by big mountains and a huge river (Isère).
On the first day of class I met my classmates, 90% of them were French, but there were several exchange students which helped us adapt better. Being in a small group in class, we have a very good working environment, my colleagues are willing to help and work together, that’s something I love. Continue reading
Candice Baroux & Pauline Delubac, graduate students from GEM, share their experience at the Duke University in Durham NC, USA.
The two most important things to do before leaving are to get a visa and find an accommodation. Candice Aldrich, our academic advisor, will give you all the information you need for the process of getting your visa. We have to warn you that the process to get it is quite annoying and expensive (around 300€, and you have to go to Paris for that…). You have a lot of administrative paperwork to fill in, which turned out to be time consuming. We advise you to fill in everything as soon as you have all the information so that you can get your visa faster. Continue reading