I have lived and studied in India, Australia, the UK, the US and now France. Never before have I experienced a setup like that at HEC where everything is designed to push you beyond your comfort zone and encourage you to interact with others.
It starts in the canteen where we are served food from all over the world: every day, for lunch, we get to choose from a myriad of dishes including stir-fry, vegan bowls and French cheese boards. Alongside the taste of diversity, the music of foreign languages echoes across the room – as it does elsewhere on campus.
Many sports and activities harbor students from all walks of life and foster a wonderful community spirit. The range is incredible: even at UCLA, I did not have the option to practise sword fighting. This year, I practice Salsa on Monday nights and occasionally Yoga on Sundays.
Almost every Thursday, HEC hosts a POW (Party of the Week) where you can indulge in a pint or two, dance till the dust settles and make new friends. I enjoy being able to fleet between different friendship groups – those from salsa lessons, those from football, those from class and those from my dorm.
Going on study trips with people from Colombia, America, England, Greece, France, China & India, as I did recently in Amsterdam, changes your approach to discovery. I feel very grateful for studying at HEC and believe my experience here has been both academically and culturally enriching.