Over the course of three months, Gateway to Georgetown hosted nine programs on Business Management this spring and summer for graduate students from Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) in France.
Now in its eleventh year, the one-week program is designed specifically for current UVSQ students who want to deepen their global understanding of business in the United States and gain new perspectives about American society. The programs included four days of classes led by Georgetown’s Department of Government and the McDonough School of Business. They also received private tours of manufacturing plants in the DC metro area, including Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company, Canam Steel, and Pompeian, Inc. Participant feedback of the spring and summer programs included the following two quotes from UVSQ students:
“The program was a great opportunity to live a week at the pace from an American university! We covered an extensive range of subjects in international business while interacting with a variety of professors and industry professionals. I found the practical solutions for managing process not people especially useful! Thanks again for putting on a great course.”
“The program was a very rewarding and rich experience that has changed my perception of the United States. We are very lucky to have this opportunity at such a prestigious university.”
Gateway to Georgetown programs are tailored academic training and exchanges for participants from around the world. These programs bring groups of business executives, government officials, and students to Georgetown University for intensive academic instruction, professional networking, and cultural exposure to the United States.