(5th Jul, 2021 – 16th Jul, 2021)
Hi, My name is Phuong Vy Nguyen, you can call me NPV! Welcome to the course review post with NPV!!! 😙
It’s a long process guys, starting from step application. Initially, I saw the post on the IU student exchange page that EM Normandie School in France has 9 scholarships for IU students. Yes, there are only 9 slots, everyone. I kept thinking “Omg, 9 slots, I won’t have that chance”. Then the day after, my friend sent that post to me, so I was convinced by her. And it didn’t finish yet, I had to submit such complicated documents, so I said ” I apply many documents for school like this but I am not sure that I’ll pass”. Fortunately, thanks to my friend – Nhi, who tried to persuade and motivate me, I finally got this opportunity. So I and Ngan Dang walked hand in hand to learn Cross-Cultural Negotiation Skills & Leadership 👏👏👏….and…the meeting of new friends began!
At first, I was extremely worried. It was my first time studying with 16 foreigners from many different countries. Moreover, in the class, there were only 3 Vietnamese. However, after the first lessons, my emotion was controlled, because it was just like in my university, not as scary as I thought (Because my university uses 100% English in teaching and studying). But then, oh no 😥 I was in the same group presentation with a Mexican friend! It was a bit nervous for me, but…he is a kind person, very nice and studies well. Okay then, the next challenge was negotiation. I was paired with 2 other friends. We thought together about the strategies, how to solve the problem, how to negotiate and I was so happy when I got a compliment from my new friend!!!
The last negotiating day was also on the last day of the course. There was also a break room as normal…The only special thing was that it was bigger and more stressful. Facing difficult partners was extremely anxiety, everyone, but it was fun and enjoyable.
This class is particularly great and valuable, Professor Maurice Langlois and everyone are cute. Even though the class ends at 0:30 AM in Vietnam, the teacher gave me a lot of opportunities to practice, so I remembered the lesson and applied it quickly. I really appreciate this course because I can obtain new knowledge, and I have a chance to experience practical situations.
In conclusion, I would like to thank EMN School for organizing this program❤️Thank you IU Student Exchange & Study Abroad Program for informing us ❤️ Thank you all the Coordinators ❤️ And I also thank my classmates for helping me especially my lovely teammates ❤️
If possible, I want to participate in this program again!