Given an opportunity to study at em Normandy was one of the most exceptional chances given to me. The way of teaching is very practical over here. The concepts, the theories are related to the real world examples and explained in the class. The subjects are not only taught theoretically but students are asked to put their views about the ongoing situation and what could be the further improvements done in regards to the discussions going. A healthy debate is also conducted at the end of the class so that both positive and negative impacts about the situation are considered. For example the subjects taught till 1st semester to us were “Role of Companies in Sustainable Development”, “Operation Engines”, “Cultures in Different Companies”, all of these three subjects were taught to us by excellent faculties from Argentina, France and Germany respectively.
Talking about the culture of the class, the class is highly diversified. Students from different countries are studying over here, which is helping us to know the culture, their working methodology etc.
Living in a foreign country helped me to deal with some challenges. The weather, the food, the country regulations etc. were some of the issues we had to deal with. Money was also a concern for us. Living in foreign country helped me to learn about how to manage with the limited amount of resources available; also it taught that knowing just one language is not enough. Wherever you stay, you are supposed to have some knowledge about the language and about the people of that country. As we landed in France the main challenge for us was how to cover the communication gap between the people of France and us. Neither they could understand us nor could we understand their language.
As the college emphasised on practical learning, the faculty asked us to visit more countries of Europe and understand the culture, the diversity of people of different country. Therefore, I went to Brussels the capital of Belgium, Amsterdam the capital of Netherlands. I had an amazing experience travelling to different countries. Also the scenic beauty of Europe is breathtaking.
It has been two months now living in Deauville, France and it has been challenging yet a lot of learning as well and fun studying at EM Normandy and I hope that the rest of the two months of my stay will make me gain experience and help me for my future placements.