Exchange Stories

Find out how our CEMSies are doing on their exchanges and get the most interesting insights about their preferred locations!

 
 
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Pedro Dias – LSE (Fall 2018)

My nationality is Portuguese

My host university is London School of Economics, UK

My best experience at the host university are the networking events

If I would describe my host university in one sentence: gives great career opportunities for its students.

The most interesting course I took was Financial Markets

What I recommended you to do when going to this university: Take advantage of career fairs and other events.

Best dish: fish and chips

What I will miss the most when returning to Lisbon are my colleagues from CEMS.




Francisco Silva Pedro – Corvinus (Fall 2018)

My nationality is Portuguese

My host university is Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary

My best experience at the host university is that classes only take place on Monday and Tuesday.

If I would describe my host university in one sentence: welcoming.

The most interesting course I took was Strategy for Global Industries.

What I recommended you to do when going to this university: Take the Business Valuation course and Strategy for Global Industries.

Best dish: pizza and pastas

What I will miss the most when returning to Lisbon are the rest of the CEMS people here.

Last, but not least Budapest is an amazing city with loads of parties, international people, and many travel options. On top of that, it is super cheap.



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Maria Antónia Costa Reis – UCD (Fall 2018)

My nationality is Portuguese

My host university is UCD Smurfit Business School, Ireland

My best experience at the host university is the CEMS spirit of engagement with our cohort and being part of the CEMS Club Communication Team.

If I would describe my host university in one sentence: Amazing experience with many opportunities to get to know the CEMSies very well.

The most interesting course I took was International Business & Strategy (with Stratsim simulation).

What I recommended you to do when going to this university: Accommodation-wise: stay at Proby, the residence at UCD! You really get to know each other MUCH better! (GREAT CEMS community experience)

Best dish: Irish beef (matured steak)

What I will miss the most when returning to Lisbon is the CEMS Fall ’18 cohort and alumni socialisation.

Last, but not least I am having an amazing experience where besides learning a lot, I also get to enjoy the Dublin life (nightlife, restaurants, other smaller cities around Dublin) with a great CEMS community!


Paul-Leonard Gloeckner – Tsinghua University (Fall 2018)

My nationality is German

My host university is Tsinghua University, China

My best experience at the host university is the network of university and cultural exchange.

If I would describe my host university in one sentence: Influencial

The most interesting course I took was Corporate Finance.

What I recommended you to do when going to this university: learn Chinese to delve into the local life.

Best dish: Hot Pot at HaiDiLao

What I will miss the most when returning to Lisbon is the food.

Last, but not least I recommend you to come to China and learn!



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Philipp Breitbach – Bocconi University (Fall 2018)

My nationality is German

My host university is Bocconi University, Italy

My best experience at the host university is the trips with the CEMS community across Italy.

If I would describe my host university in one sentence: high performance dolce vita

The most interesting course I took was Fashion and Luxury Management.

What I recommended you to do when going to this university: Italy is very diverse, try to travel as much as you can. Especially the lakes in the North, Tuscany, and Rome are always worth a trip..

Best dish: pizza and risotto, but most Italian dishes are great.

What I will miss the most when returning to Lisbon is the aperitivos with the CEMS community.




Sven Weber – HEC (Fall 2018)

My nationality is German

My host university is HEC Paris, France

My best experience at the host university was the welcome weekend in Bordeaux with the full cohort.

If I would describe my host university in one sentence: Dining, partying and a bit of studying with a very international and interesting set of people

The most interesting course I took was Luxury Management.

What I recommended you to do when going to this university: visit Paris and France as much as possible.

Best dish: cheese plates and wine

What I will miss the most when returning to Lisbon is the French wine.



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Karla Korten – SSE (Fall 2018)

My nationality is German

My host university is SSE, Sweden

My best experience at the host university is living together with all other internationals.

If I would describe my host university in one sentence: welcoming and high level of content

The most interesting course I took was Luxury Management in a Globalizing Economy.

What I recommended you to do when going to this university: take at least one Finance course and explore as much of Sweden as possible.

Best dish: cinnamon buns

What I will miss the most when returning to Lisbon is the people and the healthy lifestyle.

Last, but not least Sweden is awesome!




Carlota Santiago – The University of Sydney (Fall 2018)

My nationality is Portuguese

My host university is The University of Sydney, Australia

My best experience at the host university was getting to know amazing people and the sunset boat party at Sydney Harbour!

If I would describe my host university in one sentence: the perfect work-life balance!

The most interesting course I took was Chinese for Business.

What I recommended you to do when going to this university: Travel as much as you can, Australia is an amazing country!

Best dish: Crisp sweet and sour pork hock from Mr. Wong

What I will miss the most when returning to Lisbon is the incredible cohort!!





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Hoang Nguyen – St. Gallen (Fall 2018)

My nationality is German

My host university is St. Gallen, Switzerland

My best experience at the host university is the whole CEMS Club experience (trip to Oktoberfest, Milan, etc.)

If I would describe my host university in one sentence: great university with very ambitious students and great network opportunities.

The most interesting course I took was GSM.

Best dish: Wiener Schnitzl

What I will miss the most when returning to Lisbon is the people.





Francesca – Ivey Business School (Fall 2018)

My nationality is Italian

My host university is Ivey Business School, Canada

My best experience at the host university was the block seminar.

If I would describe my host university in one sentence: cases

The most interesting course I took was Global Marketing.

What I recommended you to do when going to this university: Do the readings before going to the classes, otherwise you waste your time.

Best dish: pumpkin soup

What I will miss the most when returning to Lisbon are my friends.

Last, but not least uni life is great here! Foko is the best uni party ever.



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