What a difference a week long International exposure to management learning and business practices can make to the lives of future corporate professionals! Students of FORE School of Management, New Delhi are about to find out as they embark on their International Immersion Program that takes place from March 28th to April 4th. While one lucky batch of 110 students from the institute will head to Hong Kong, the other batch of 106 will be off to the business hub of Singapore.
The International Immersion Program (IIP) is a highly successful program that has been run by the institute for the last few years. The renowned Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Poly U) is its partner university in Hong Kong; and, the students going to Singapore will head to Nanyang Business School, NTU. The idea behind the program is to offer maximum exposure to students, not only in terms of management learning and classroom experience but foreign culture as well. Thus, it turns out to be a well-rounded learning experience for all involved.
The itinerary for the program has been carefully chalked out and is a good mix of soaking in the local culture, taking in the stunning sights and also learning from some of the best International minds. One of the highlights of this year’s program in Hong Kong for students will be the tour of the buzzing industrial area of Shenzhen. It will offer the group an opportunity to visit the local, highly productive and efficient commercial enterprises. A trip to Lou Hu Commercial city is also in the cards during the visit.
Students will spend a substantial amount of time at the prestigious Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It will help them get a feel of an International classroom environment, in addition to giving them an opportunity to exchange notes and bond with their contemporaries in a foreign country. The trip will also include a Hong Kong City tour, a visit to Disneyland, and an opportunity to see some of the important sights, including various monasteries and the popular cable car ride. The shopping trip on the last day will round off the experience nicely for the students.
Those headed to Singapore can look forward to a productive learning experience led by some renowned faculty at the highly-regarded Nanyang Business School. Several sessions have been organized for the students, which will surely offer an engaging and enriching learning experience. From a trip to the famous Universal Studios to the Jurong Bird Park, a tour of the Gardens by the Bay and the exciting Sentosa Island, in addition to time spent at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Sky Park, there is a lot that the group of students can look forward to in the island city.
The immediate benefits of the program will be seen by the students in terms of exposure to a foreign learning environment. However, the bigger picture suggests many long term benefits for students. After all, FORE School of Management has a solid foreign placement record and that’s partly because of the International exposure through programs like this one, which always holds students in good stead. Clearly, there’s a lot at stake for the visiting groups, and it is safe to say that they will come back a lot richer and wiser from the experience.