Going abroad as an exchange student will not only give student a big leap in their future goals but an exchange program will also be a life-enriching experience. Student improves their language skills, gain independence and develop a global perspective on various worldly matters. Student exchange programs are usually for a tome duration but definitely they are an opportunity of a lifetime.
A student exchange program is a study program in which students pursue education at one of the international institutions for six months to one year. An exchange program is different from the usual study abroad programs.
The low cost of student exchange programs is perhaps their most attractive feature. Studying abroad typically costs thousands of dollars and is beyond the economic means of many Indian students. However, students can get the experience of studying and living in a foreign country at the fraction of that cost when they travel overseas on a student exchange program.
Every country has its own way of instructing students. When a student from a particular country travels abroad, they are exposed to alternative approaches to learning, something that they are likely to carry back to their home country and share with their peers. The exposure, thus, not only enhances their own learning experience, but also of their fellow students back home.
There is nothing like living on your own, away from home and from the protective gaze of your parents, in a foreign country for personal development. The experience will lead to improved self-confidence and self-esteem. It will also improve the students’ decision making and independent thinking skills not to mention enhance their understanding and acceptance of different cultures and perspectives. Staying abroad, even if it’s just for a semester will give students a world view in the true sense of the term.
The increasingly shrinking business world is forever on the lookout for professionals who understand the global economy and are able to function in it. Since most university students who travel abroad on student exchange programs are on the brink of entering the job market, the experience of studying/living overseas prepares them to work in the global economy. They have a better understanding of the international market forces and are much better equipped to solve global challenges at their workplace.
A lot of student exchange programs require students to stay with a local family in the host country. This helps students understand and appreciate the culture and way of life of the host country, turning them into global citizens. The experience of integrating into a foreign way of life comes in handy should they ever decide to work or settle abroad. Moreover, living in such close proximity with a set of people and being on the receiving end of their warmth and hospitality helps students forge life-long bonds with them.
Amity International Business School has agreements with various foreign universities for the Students Exchange Programme. Benefit of such exchange programme is that students get the exposure of different culture, study environment, faculty exposure and learns cross cultural management which is very important in this era of globalization. Recently 3 students went to ESC Rennes School of Business, France
Recently Mr. Mehdi Benfadel student from ESC Rennes, School of Business France attended one Semester as part of the exchange programme. He had joined AIBS in January 2018 for his MBA Second Semester.