A week after graduation, I still don’t feel like leaving campus. I’m literally writing this post in a breakout room reminiscing the past few days. Friends, academics, recruitment, trips, parties and so on. Looking back, one of the best decisions I made was about where to start my MBA journey.
A Bellifontain is an inhabitant of Fontainebleau, the small French town where INSEAD is located, and part of the MBA experience is about adjusting to life here – not exactly French life, but Bellifontain life, which is a very particular subset of the French culture. As the seasons change, let’s say you are an authentic Bellifontain when: You complain that there is nothing to do in Fontainebleau, but your schedule is always full.
Reminiscences from a bicycle trip through the forest of Fontainebleau
After a two-month summer break, I was so happy to restart the MBA and reunite with my INSEAD family once again. For the fourth period of the programme (which we call P4), I went on a campus exchange to Fontainebleau. It was nice to be in Europe, and to experience some true French ways of living - especially in the cozy small town of Fonty.
I knew that Sushi, the Japanese world-renowned cuisine, was famous across the world, but while at INSEAD Europe Campus, I have been amazed by the enthusiasm for it in a variety of aspects. Sushi in a classroom setting
When you hear, “Chateau party with 500 of your closest friends!”, do you wince a little inside? Would you rather enjoy wine with one close friend instead of hitting Glasgow? Do you retreat to quiet corners of campus during breaks? If you answered “Yes”, you just might be a fellow introvert. “But I’m not anti-social,” you may protest. Well, that association stems from a myth. Introversion has nothing to do with shyness; it refers to where you get energy from and how you recharge.
INSEAD’s MIM and MBA programmes offer two locations – the Asia campus in Singapore and the Europe campus in Fontainebleau, France. The way of life varies widely between the two locations, so for those who are interested to study at our Europe campus in Fontainebleau, here are 10 things to know about this charming town just outside Paris.
The programme helped me advance my career by expanding my network and building my confidence.
I’ve learnt about Pakistan, India, Russia, Canada, Mongolia, different parts of Africa and more – places I’d never been to – through my classmates.
What is it like to meet 300 people in a week? At the end of the Welcome Week here at INSEAD I could not help but stop for a second to reflect on the prior seven days. So many things have happened that is difficult for my brain to process everything as part of a single week. It literally seems like months have passed.