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07-05-2006

Clarkson University Students Experience a Three Week Taste of France, While Studying in Grenoble

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Grenoble is a highly international city in southeast France, situated at the foot of the Alps. Home to half a million residents, Grenoble is also a metropolis of arts and ideas. Our students experienced the local culture, learned how businesses operate in Europe and met people from around the world, remarked Kathryn B. Johnson, vice president for University Outreach & Student Affairs, one of the trip's organizers. Clarkson University Students Experience a Three Week Taste of France, While Studying in Grenoble

The two primary courses taught in English, Doing Business in Europe and Intercultural Management, taken by the Clarkson students earned them six academic credits. They also took a survival French language course for one credit. The students paid their own expenses, including tuition, travel, lodging, meals and excursions. Organized travel included tours of Geneva, Annecy (near Switzerland and Italy), mountain trips and wine tasting. Two weekends were left open for the students to pick their own adventures.

The nine Clarkson students participating in the Grenoble, France, program were seniors: Michael A. King and Lauren A. Olinsky, and juniors Ryan M. Johnson, Darren P. Weber, Caitlin J. Boziwick, Andrew G. Butts, Matthew T. Healy, Brian J. Quirk and Stewart C. Tague.

This program proposed by Grenoble Ecole de Management to Clarkson undergraduate business students is the perfect combination between enhancing students' business education and experiencing life in a new environment, stated Julien Payan of Grenoble Ecole de Management.

For more information, applications or contact information for Grenoble Ecole de Management, please visit http://www.grenoble-em.com/summersessions. You may also contact Roberta Kaskel at the Clarkson University Career Center, http://www.clarkson.edu/career/student_resource/.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty achieves international recognition for their research and scholarship and connects students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

PHOTO CAPTION: Nine Clarkson University students recently returned from a three-week international study program at Grenoble Ecole De Management in Grenoble, France. The students are shown here with faculty advisors and students from another university that participated in the program.

Back Row: 3rd from left, Matthew T. Healy; 4th from left, Ryan M. Johnson; right, Stewart C. Tague

Front Row: Left, Darren P. Weber; center, Michael A. King; right, Andrew G. Butts

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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