More than seventy French graduate students from Ecole de Management de Normandie, hailing from campuses located throughout France, have come together to spend a semester at UMass Boston, taking a unique combination of College of Management courses and English language training through the College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) English Language Institute.
A student in the program discusses what it is like to study at UMass Boston, “I’m really enjoying this visiting experience from all perspectives: personal, professional, and intellectual. I feel warmly welcomed by the professors of UMass Boston's College of Management and I am convinced that this joint program can lead to rich, productive and stimulating research projects.”
Professor Sabrina Tanquerel, who is visiting with the students, shared her experience, "I appreciate the consistency and quality of the weekly research seminars at UMass Boston College of Management and I find the research collaboration opportunities very stimulating.”
"Thank you to UMass Boston. Our students and our researchers benefit from a very stimulating intellectual and innovative ecosystem," Pascale Bueno Merino, Dean of Research at EM Normandie Business School stated.
The program plans to celebrate 100 students by fall 2018. As part of this partnership that began in 2016, UMass Boston College of Management students also enjoy the opportunity to participate in an exchange program with EMNormandie. The EMNormandie program is a collaboration between the College of Management, the College of Advancing and Professional Studies, and the Office of Global Programs.