Sharing the stories of Sciences Po students
Part of this study program is studying with Sciences Po. What is your experience studying with international students in France?
A man: I study at the Le Havre Campus in the north of France, specializing in Asia and which has more than 60% of international students. Studying with such a wide variety of smart young people is amazing as you learn new stories and perspectives every day.
Bianca: I was fortunate enough to spend almost my full two years on the Menton campus before having to switch to online classes due to the pandemic. I was able to meet extraordinary and remarkable students who truly came from all over the world and who each had a strong desire for academic excellence. The way we learned, approached student life and our relationships with each other had an international reach, which only cultivated more meaningful connections and collaboration and honestly enriched our personal lives as much as our educational experience. Although our studies were particularly rigorous and stimulating, we had established a great body spirits (“Group spirit”) which helped facilitate a relatively smooth transition to e-learning.
Evangeline: Studying in France brought me a lot of challenges for my first university experience, but it was fun and opened my mind in so many ways. It was a privilege to be part of the Menton Campus where the small student population is very diverse and united. Being all fresh college students in a new place means you can bond and overcome the challenges of living and studying together in a foreign country. I also loved the smaller, more intimate classes where you really get to know your teachers, classmates and the subject.
Huay Yee: Honestly, you will find the most passionate, open-minded, and brightest young people. Coming from all walks of life and all over the world, it won’t be surprising if you find someone who prompts you to think completely differently from what you had before. Studying with such a diverse group of people will motivate you to look outside of what you know and learn more about countries you may never have heard of before, like Albania, Estonia or even Mongolia. It’s revealing and a great way to learn about other countries and cultures.
Tahlia: So far, it has been very interesting to hear the opinions of different students on the same topic and to see how their opinions are influenced by where they come from. For example, the opinions of students in the United States are quite unique and specific to what we are learning, since the path I am studying relates to North America and Europe. Just these differences of opinion have already made me see things in a whole new way that I probably wouldn’t have considered otherwise.