“Experience France” at Education & Careers Expo in Hong Kong (28 – 31 January 2016) [fr]
Organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the annual exhibition Education and Careers Expo took place from 28 to 31 January at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Local students, as well as young professionals had a chance to gather more information about opportunities available in France.
The booth “Experience France” was jointly animated by the French Consulate, Campus France, Alliance Française, 3 Grandes Écoles - Institut d’économie scientifique et de gestion (IÉSEG School of Management), Institut de management et de communication interculturels (ISIT) and Montpellier Business School - Studialis Group representing 3 arts and design schools - Strate, École supérieure de Design d’Art Graphique Penninghen (ESAG) and Institut d’études supérieures des arts (IESA) - as well as Academic Support in Asia Pacifc (ASAP), a private agence representing 3 business schools including La Rochelle Business School, SKEMA and ESCP Europe. Throughout the discussions with the representatives, prospective students had the chance to explore the study opportunities, and also the possibility to do their working holiday experience in France. They also had a chance to discover the possibility of learning French in Hong Kong and in France.
During this 4-day event, 3 seminars of different themes dedicated to France were delivered:
- « Study in France : Your dream comes true » delivered by Ms. Lavender Cheung, head of Campus France Hong Kong and Ms. Gwennoline Schwartz from the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau,
- « Working Holiday in France : Experience the diversity » delivered by Ms. Lavender Cheung and Ms. Gwennoline Schwartz about “Study in France”and “Working Holiday Scheme in France”;
- « Multilingualism and Intercultural Expertise : The Key to an Intercultural Career» delivered by Ms. Sarah Bordes, representative of ISIT
As highlighted during the discussions with the representatives of the French institutions, the seminars, as well as the video below, language should not be a barrier of the public in Hong Kong when it comes to studying in France: “Thanks to the large number of programs taught in English available, the French language is not a must for students to study in France. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.”