« At a time when partner institutions are sometimes reluctant to open their doors to foreign students, having our own campuses on other continents to be able to receive students locally is an additional asset for SKEMA » explaned Alice Guilhon, SKEMA Dean, at the press conference on 28 January 2021.
Overview of the Spring 2021 intakes on our international campuses:
Raleigh Campus (US)
In mid-January the SKEMA US staff virtually welcomed nearly 450 students, including 60% on-campus students who moved to North Carolina for the spring semester and 40% who elected to pursue a SKEMA US programme remotely, from their home anywhere in the world.
All students were greeted online by the campus directors and student office team, and learned about the many facilities and services which they have access to thanks to SKEMA and its partnership with the prestigious North Carolina State University.
Following the main orientation, the SKEMA US team hosted a virtual live event and shared about the numerous non-academic opportunities students are offered online and on-site. These include multiple programmes and services designed to help students grow their network, connect with local mentors and experts, experience entrepreneurship, or develop their skills in artificial intelligence, data science, and marketing for example.
Belo-Horizonte Campus (Brazil)
January 18, SKEMA's Brazil campus in Belo Horizonte welcomed 433 students from nine nationalities for the new term.
Students from nine different nationalities arrived in Belo Horizonte to continue their studies in hybrid (online and in-class) mode on the Master in Management, MSc Corporate Financial Management, MSc International Marketing & Business Development and the MSc Project and Programme Management & Business Development.
On the morning, SKEMA Brazil's dean, Geneviève Poulingue, gave an opening speech followed by presentations about the campus, student life and all the possibilities that studying in Brazil presents. The presentations also concerned all the health procedures that SKEMA is following during the pandemic.
Students also received orientation concerning security and health with two videos prepared by Major Mirlir Cunha, of the Minas Gerais Police Department and Doctor Héloïse Delavenne.
Suzhou Campus (China)
Nearly 300 students, which consisted of on-campus Chinese students and those opting for SKEMA Suzhou programs through distance learning, attended at the beginning of January virtual orientation sessions organized by SKEMA China staff.
The campus directors and student office team greeted and welcomed all students online and offered practical suggestions ranging from academic support to cultural integration.
Following the main orientation, the student office team shared facilities, services and activities which students could have access to at Suzhou campus and reminded them of paying close attention to class attendance and academic schedules.
To deepen students’ understanding of Chinese culture, SKEMA China team invited specially David Yan, director of Suzhou Tourism Association to illustrate classical gardens as well as Chinese architectures, philosophies and calligraphies via livestreaming.