R.Suraj writes about his MBA exchange experience in Melbourne Business School, Australia.
I was travelling on the Melbourne-bound Qantas airways flight. There were some amazing movies playing and the elderly lady to my right was asleep. I could neither sleep nor focus on the movies. My mind was filled with a euphoric expectation of what was to come. A new place, new culture, new food, new people…I had always dreamt of travelling the world. And now, thanks to NUS and specifically Zahira for all her efforts, I was on the verge of realizing my little dream…
Exactly three months later, I was on the Singapore-bound Qantas airways flight. My time on exchange had been both an experience and an adventure. An experience in terms of what happened within MBS and an adventure in terms of what happened outside the school. As I recollected those memories, filled with satisfaction, this time I fell asleep.
Abhijeet writes about his NUS MBA student exchange in Cornell University, USA.
After exactly 4 months in the land of Uncle Sam, I was back to my base with memories of the exchange experience. I have just one word to describe the exchange stint at Cornell…. FAAAN-TAAAS-TIIIC!!
It was in the third week of August that I landed in NY and took a 5 hr (~250 mile) bus ride to Ithaca, NY (ever heard of this place?? Neither did I — till I was selected for Cornell. I made sure I asked Nichole Detering how this place was pronounced lest I made a fool of myself). The fact that the US Immigration gave me a new name “FNU, Abhijeet” is a different story (FNU stands for First Name Unknown and it did not help when the lady at Gannet Health Center called me “Mr. FNU”, sounding like FLU which was more appropriate in a hospital setting). “Treasures are found in the most unknown of places” and this was amply proven when I reached the college town Ithaca. What a wonderful place!!
Johnny Jetjirawat, an NUS MBA exchange student from the University of Southern California, shares his experience at International Day 2009.
International day was a very interesting event for me. I didn’t know what to expect at first. I didn’t even dress up because I thought it was going to be a small party with a few people in their national costumes. It is evident that I was so wrong.
It turned out to be a showcase party of our fellow students. I was impressed with the NUS students, being brave and courageous enough to go up on stage in front of hundreds to show their talents. Even many quiet students in my class were confident and expressive on the big stage. Bravo!!