East Meets West – International Students Get Together in Grenoble for Summer School

A group of international students made of 12 different nationalities will gather in France for a month-long summer school organised by Grenoble Graduate School of Business.

Grenoble, France, July 04, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The students from Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemen, Jordan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Switzerland, China, Mexico, India, and Canada will study intercultural management, doing business in Europe, and examine the European Union enlargement from the 3rd to the 31 July. An excursion to Paris, company visits, French survival classes and cooking lessons will also be part of the programme.

Gael Fouillard, executive education manager at GGSB said: “We aim for the programme to be highly interactive for the students who are certainly not used to being in the same class with such diverse cultures. Our study tours are an ideal way for students to develop their international business education further, experience a different culture, learn more about theirs and gain an understanding of how business is done in Europe.”

This summer school partly stemmed from a recent cooperation between GGSB and the College of Business Administration (CBA) in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). From September 2009, GGSB’s Master in International Business and Doctorate in Business Administration will be offered on the CBA campus. Conducted entirely in English, the programs will be taught by GGSB faculty who will fly in to Jeddah. CBA will provide campus facilities and administrative support to faculty and students.

This is the first agreement to be signed between a French Business School and a Saudi Business School.

Judith Bouvard, Dean of GGSB said: “The CBA is similar to GGSB in its vision and mission by aiming to meet the needs of corporate recruiters as closely as possible. All current programs (Undergraduate and MBA) at CBA are done in English. At the present time teaching is not done in mixed groups of male and female in Saudi Arabia but the objective is to have mixed classes for GGSB programs. This will be possible due to the initiatives of King Abdallah to introduce this for Postgraduate students as from September 2009”.

Contact: mary.zaccai@ggsb.com

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