The official ceremony was held in the presence of SKEMA representatives and their counterparts from our local partner - the University of Stellenbosch. The Consul General of France Laurent Amar and representatives from CCI France - South Africa were also present at the event, which marked the beginning of a new "glocal adventure" for the school.
While addressing the students, Alice Guilhon, dean of SKEMA, said, “You are pioneers: I hope you will make the most of this new adventure in South Africa. This experience will likely change you profoundly. You will learn a lot, in terms of lifestyle, openness and culture. You will become the first SKEMA ambassadors in South Africa and show that the globalisation of education is an asset, a competitive advantage for students, society and businesses in particular."
The initial few days planned for the integration of these “pioneer” students will enable them to discover the environment that will be theirs this semester. They will get the opportunity to explore the city of Cape Town, the Cape of Good Hope, and the surroundings of the campus – nestled in the heart of the mountains and surrounded by vineyards – as well as the rich student life of the town of Stellenbosch.