Charlotte Vincent is a final-year student in the Global Business track. Last year, we met her in Los Angeles, on the UCLA campus. She described this experience as very enriching. You can watch her interview here.
She currently studies at Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore and shares her thoughts and first-impressions with us.
"Singapore is a surprising city, full of skyscrapers and green parks. I love how it is so culturally very diverse: Chinese account for a great majority of the population but you also meet Indians, Malaysians and many expats from France and the UK among others.
Nanyang Business School's campus is very big... It is a city in itself! In order to move on campus from one building to another, you can even take shuttle buses. This modern campus offers the best infrastructure and equipment for an optimal study environment: we have access to many libraries, learning hubs, food courts, sports facilities, etc.
When the cohort arrived in Singapore in September, we were first welcomed by the staff from EDHEC Asia-Pacific and the consul of France in Singapore. On the following day, we took part in the orientation day organised by the program director: we were given NTU goodies, a map and our course materials. After a lunch buffet, the Nanyang Technological University staff gave us a tour of the campus, so we could start to feel at home.
This semester I am taking the following course: International Finance, How to be an explorer of the world, Digital Marketing, Investment/Portfolio Management and German classes. The course load is heavy and very interesting. The professors are absolutely fantastic and are all permanent Nanyang Business School professors. Two of them are part of the Finance, Banking & Investment department and our digital marketing teacher, Vijay Sethi won the award for ‘best professor in the world’ in 2015. The “How to be an explorer of the world” class, which is a cultural intelligence class, is the best for meeting other exchange students as well as local students.
I expect this year to help me build a strong professional network in Singapore and Southeast Asia and acquire in-depth knowledge of business practices and values in this part of the world."