フランスにある提携校、EMLYONビジネススクールで9月〜12月までの交換留学に参加中のDavid Daisuke Endoh Patlanさんより留学レポートが届きました！
When I first decided, I wanted to do an exchange, I knew that I wanted to go to either France or Germany. However, I was always leaning slight more towards France because of the language and the fact that during my studies at NUCB I manage to make some good French friends. Another reason to choose this country was because of the high standards their business schools have and I tough it would be really interesting to see how European business schools prepare the future leaders of companies that have been leading in their fields for several years now, like LVMH, Danone, Michelin, etc.
I took 4 courses plus language course over the entire exchange program and at EM Lyon, they have one term rather than two. Courses are generally studied over all three months, and they have a dynamic where they divide the class in two parts. The first half correspond to lecture and the other half group work or online learning or group work, very similar to the dynamic of lecture and group work in NUCB.
The courses I took were:
- Operations Strategy
- New Venture, Growth and Development
- Consumer Behavior
- Intermediate French
One thing that caught me by surprise to be honest was the different approach student have towards classes. The environment compare to what I was used to back home is more relax, I know understand why exchange students who came to our school would feel overwhelmed.
Even though it was a short stay I was able to find some time to have some weekend trips around France such as:
And last but the trip and placed I enjoyed the most in France! Mount Saint Michel.
One thing I really enjoy when I am able to travel is to try the diverse food that the place has to offer, and France has huge gastronomy history. I manage to experiences many dishes but my favorite without a doubt was the Raclette a winter dish that involves Melting cheese on top of meat, potatoes, etc. I really recommend this dish to any one that visit France on winter time, is delicious.
Doing this student exchange turned to be a great decision. I had the opportunity to see some very interesting during my time at France. I also manage to see again some of the guys I met at NUCB and encountered some extraordinary people. The opportunities provide by an exchange are immense and the you get from it has helped me to grow and change (for the better) as a person. I feel truly lucky to have been in a position to have had this opportunity. I would not hesitate to recommend an exchange to anyone my fellow class mates.