Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Five University of West Georgia Richards College of Business students were recently awarded advanced certificates from the France Business School (FBS), formerly named the ESCEM School of Business and Management.
Ivy Davis and Justin Tittle received advanced certificates in marketing, Rudolph Grant received an advanced certificate in management and Ashley Tindall and Kayla Johnson received advanced certificates in European business studies.
For UWG senior Ashley Tindall, the return to American culture from studying abroad was much like culture shock. After spending two semesters of her junior year abroad studying at FBS, what was initially a foreign country instantly began to feel like home to her.
“It was hands down the best college experience,” said Tindall. “It was a completely different atmosphere that provided me an opportunity to really discover myself.”
Tindall is one of the first five students from UWG to complete the exchange study abroad at FBS.
“I remember often waking up in the middle of the night with my roommates and saying ‘I can’t believe we’re in France,’” recalled Tindall. “Before this experience I had never even been on a plane, but I now have friends worldwide. This summer I will be attending a friend’s wedding in Slovakia that I met during the exchange.”
Recent graduates Tittle (’12), and Grant (’12), studied at FBS their senior year, and expressed no regrets of being in another country for their final year of college.
“I would recommend that every student takes at least one semester to study abroad because it teaches you so much about yourself,” said Tittle. “It’s definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Grant, who is planning to enroll in UWG’s MBA program, also encourages students who may be interested in studying abroad to pursue the opportunity. “Just do it,” said Grant. “It just may change your life.”
Applications are currently being accepted from those who qualify for the 3-week undergraduate program and the 2-week graduate program. Students will receive 3-4 credits for attending. Scholarships and offset programs are available. The deadline to express interest is Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
For more information, contact Simone Lee at 678-839-6197.
Image 1: L to R: Justin Tittle, Rudolph Grant, Ashley Tindall
Not pictured: Ivy Davis, Kayla Johnson