Published: February 12, 2019
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By: Madeline Olds, SDSU Fowler College of Business
Category: Study Abroad
As a Fowler College of Business student, I had the opportunity to study abroad through an exchange program during the Fall 2018 semester. I chose an international business school in Paris which truly helped me grow as a young business professional.
My classes were full of students from various countries and mainly discussion based. This allowed me to interact and learn with the other students about how different cultures can contribute to new ideas and create a more wholesome perspective. In the beginning I had a difficult time adjusting to the customs, the language, and even the food. But in time I became accustomed, gaining new skills that will assist me in dealing with colleagues and clients in the future. Because of my experience abroad I have a new appreciation for cultural diversity. I truly believe it is essential to have these different ideas and views in the workplace.