French Students Study Abroad at UWG over the Summer

Friday, May 24, 2013

This summer, 12 French students from the France Business School are studying abroad and will take courses at the Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia.

The students are staying on campus during May and June, and will take classes at the Richards College of Business. During May the students will take Employment Law and Business in the United States and will visit many companies. The students will have the opportunity to tour a variety of companies including Southwire, Tanner Medical Center, the Cable News Network, Walmart.com, KIA Plant, The Coca-Cola Company Headquarters and many more.

“We are going to visit companies like The Coca-Cola Company Headquarters and the Cable News Network, so it’s a very good thing to see how the different companies work in the United States,” says Jocelyn Picard, student from France Business School.

While the students are attending the university, they will have the opportunity to take two courses of their choice during June. “I will be taking Principles of Marketing and Operations Management,” says Picard. “We have the same courses in France, but here it’s in English, so I think that will be a good thing.”

Although the students have only been in the U.S. for a short time, they say one of the biggest differences between America and France are the people. “American people are very nice, and they just come and talk to you,” says Aude Boissiere, France Business School student. “In France, I think it’s very different because the people don’t just come and talk to people in the streets, and I like that about the United States.”

The students are excited to take classes at the University of West Georgia, and look forward to finding out what America has to offer. “I’m very happy, and I’m sure it will be a good experience for us,” says Boissiere.

For more information on the Richards College of Business please visit www.westga.edu/business or call
678-839-6467.