French Students Complete Study Abroad Program at UWG

Monday, July 22, 2013

This summer, the University of West Georgia welcomed 12 French students from the France Business School to study abroad at the Richards College of Business.

The students arrived in May and the classes concluded in June. During the program, the students took three business courses and toured a variety of companies around Georgia including the Coca-Cola Company Headquarters, Southwire Company, KIA Motors and Wal-Mart.com.

The students received certificates from the participating professors and Dr. Faye S. McIntyre, dean of the Richards College of Business and Sewell Chair of Private Enterprise. The ceremony was a bittersweet farewell for the students and the professors. “We are sad to see you go, but I hope that being here has provided you with opportunities that will take you further in your careers,” said McIntyre.

In their time at the university, the students fully experienced American culture while also sharing the French culture with UWG professors and students.

“It’s been such a pleasure,” said Dr. Mary-Kathryn Zachary, professor of management in the Richards College of Business. “You plunged right into the classes, and you never missed one. You were interactive, and you dove right into U.S. culture, whether it was burgers or blueberry popcorn.”

This was an inaugural summer program between the Richards College of Business and France Business School. For more information on this and other programs, please visit the Richards College of Business website at www.westga.edu/business.